Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Steven S Lee



  • Walnut Creek

  • Brentwood


I consider a patient’s lifestyle, expectation, occupation, and general medical condition in forming a well-balanced treatment plan.


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    2625 Shadelands Drive
    Walnut Creek CA 94598

  • Monday – Thursday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    350 John Muir Parkway
    Brentwood CA 94513

  • Monday – Thursday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


With Dr Lee


About Dr Lee

Dr. Lee began practicing orthopedic medicine following his fellowship in spine surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

He is a board-certified member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.

Often, recovery from orthopedic conditions, particularly spine problems, requires hard work. The combination of Dr. Lee’s sincere desire to understand your particular situation, your ability to trust your physician, a little patience and hard work will assist you in returning to an active lifestyle. His concern for his patients helps accelerate the patient healing process.

Dr. Lee believes in developing a genuine relationship based on mutual respect and trust, and at Golden State Orthopedics & Spine you have the opportunity to learn about and discuss your spinal problem with Dr. Lee and receive leading-edge treatment in a relaxed and comfortable environment.


  • Board Certification

    • Spine Surgery

      American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007

  • Fellowship

    • Fellow, Spine Surgery

      Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005

  • Residency

    • Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery

      University of California, San Diego Medical Center, 2004

  • Internship

    • Intern in General Surgery

      University of California, San Diego Medical Center, 1999

  • Medical School

    • MD

      University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, 1998

  • College

    • Biology

      University of California, Los Angeles, 1994

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007
  • Annual Resident Research Award, Basic Sciences, Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSD Medical Center, 2000
  • Leadership Academy Scholarship Award, California Medical Association, 1997
  • NIH Predoctoral Fellowship Short Term Research Training Award, 1997
  • Magan Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Regents Scholar, College Honors, Departmental Highest Honors in Biology, University of Californ, 1994


About Dr Lee

May 17, 2023

Dr Steven Lee has been treating me for 5 years. I have the utmost faith in all his diagnosis. I would highly recommend him. Janet Riesterer

May 16, 2023

Helpful, informative, good bedside manner.

juan carlos ortiz
Apr 21, 2023

Great service with compassion was provided by Dr. Steven Lee. I felt like I was heard and my concerns validated.

Scott McLaughlin
Apr 18, 2023

I had the pleasure of first meeting Dr. Lee in 10/18/2017 for my L5 disk. I had just laid my mother to rest on10/14/2017. It went great no problems. I herniated my L5 S1 disk again. I'll was with Kaiser and they did nothing except useless epidurals. I left Kaiser. I saw Dr. Lee again, he was excellent he said all we need to do is a clean up. That means surgery to fix the problem. Even though I live in Solano County and had a different Medi-Cal so I couldn't see him. He referred me to a surgeon he know that took Partnerships Healthcare. The reason I went to Dr. Lee is I totally 100% trust him. He is kind, experienced, professional and truly cares. I would see him again. Trust is everything to me. Thanks again Dr. Lee for everything you do.

Larry Lapating
Apr 12, 2023

After having a second opinion from another doctor, and having questions as to the procedure and the recovery I felt that the meeting with Dr Lee assured me that having the procedure done would have a better result in the end. Age plus’s damage equals time of recovery!!!

Torr Carl
Apr 07, 2023

Dr. Lee literally saved my neck. He has operated on my spine twice, both with great outcomes. He is a gifted surgeon who really cares about his patients.

hector castellanos
Mar 25, 2023

Dr was very kind he explain everything about my coming surgery

Steve T
Mar 16, 2023

Highly recommend Dr Steven Lee! I've struggled with sciatica back pain for 3 years. Pain level reached 8-9 out of 10 scale. Got temporary relief from an initial epidural injection, but 2nd round no longer effective. Referred to Dr Lee and couldn't be more pleased. He diagnosed the condition, developed a minimally invasive surgical solution, and implemented it as planned. Overall experience from initial visit to surgery was about 4-6 weeks. Started with pain level 8/10; now 3 weeks after surgery 1-2/10. Remarkable turnaround and improvement in life quality. Dr Lee is all business, communicates clearly, is easily understood, and totally candid. Overall, couldn't be more pleased. Highly recommended!

salvador Martinez
Feb 28, 2023

Dr Lee and staff are very professional. The process went smoothly from start to finish.

Roland Fernandez
Feb 27, 2023

I have had 14 surgeries in the last five years which includes two lower back and one neck fusion by Dr Lee, never have I felt more comfortable with Dr Lee, his explanation to the detail has given me the upmost confidence in his procedures than anyone ever before, highly recommend his services

Assisting the Doctor:

Golden State Ortho Doctor showing caring hands

Golden State Ortho Doctors are assisted by our clinical support teams which include Medical Assistants, X-Ray Technicians and more.

Reviews Mean So Much!

Reviews mean so much to both the doctor providing care as well as to prospective patients. We appreciate your reviews!

I had a very good experience with Dr. Steven Lee and his staff. I felt that all the nurses, patient assistants, physical therapy and surgical team were fantastic. I am very grateful and want to extend a huge THANK YOU!
- Kathleen B

I was out of the surgery center, and returned to my office fast, and overall have had an excellent outcome. Dr. Lee has been attentive and efficient. As a chiropractor, I will have no hesitation referring my surgical cases to Dr. Lee.
- Dennis B

Dr. Lee is very knowledgeable and will give you the facts related to your condition in a straightforward and easy to understand way. I liked his style.
- Michelle H