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Physician Profile

James Lee, MD

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About Dr. James J. Lee

Dr. James J. Lee has a private practice located in Orange, California and is a clinical assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lee has been involved in numerous endoscopic treatments of heartburn over the last two decades. He has performed more than 75 radio-frequency ablation procedures for Barrett’s Esophagus with dysplasia, as well as EMRs. He contributes regularly to Becker’s ASC review and his most recent article was quoted in Men’s Health Journal in 2015. He received medical training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of California, Irvine. He is married and has one child in college. Dr. Lee enjoys tennis, hiking, and traveling. One of Dr. Lee’s future goals is to establish a heartburn center at St. Joseph Hospital and raise awareness for esophageal cancer.

  • Board-Certified: American Board of Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Fellowship: Advanced Endoscopy, University of California, Irvine
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology, University of California, Irvine
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of California, Irvine
  • Intenship: Internal Medicine, University of California, Irvine
  • MD: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Treatment Philosophy

My philosophy is to treat all patients with compassion and respect and to treat them as I would like to be treated in times of illness and pain.

Specialties and Services

Capsule Endoscopy


ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)

Motility/High Resolution Esophageal Monometry

Upper Endoscopy

HET (Hemorrhoid Electro Therapy)

Single Balloon Enteroscopy

Halo 90 and 360

PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)

EMR (Endoscopic mucosa resection)

Stents (colonic or esophageal or biliary)– These help patients with blockage avoid surgery

Treatment of Hepatitis due to Hep A,B, as well as C, Autoimmue, PBC, PSC.

Management of Cirrhosis, Liver failure, Alcoholic Hepatitis.

Bravo pH measurement

Professional Affiliations

American Gastroenterological Association

American College of Gastroenterology

American College of Physicians

Orange County Gastroenterological Society

American Medical Association

Fellow of American Gastroenterology Association

Office Location

Orange Office
1010 W. La Veta Ave., Suite 570
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 835-7700
Fax: (844) 407-0583

Professional Publications

Numerous articles quoted in Times, Fox News, CNN, Everyday Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, and Men’s health journals.