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Lee Pederson, MD

Dr. Pederson is a general surgeon in the Charlotte area. He is affiliated with Novant Health Matthews Medical Center and 3 more hospitals.
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Dr. Pederson saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw more goiter patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw more hyperparathyroidism patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Pederson saw more melanoma patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw thyroid cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Pederson saw more hormonal imbalance patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw more skin cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Pederson saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw head and neck cancers patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw more thyroid condition patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw gallbladder cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Pederson saw more breast cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw pancreatic cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Pederson saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw bile duct cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Pederson saw more carcinoma patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw hyperthyroidism patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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636 doctors
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Dr. Pederson saw stomach cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw pain patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Pederson saw Graves' disease patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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715 doctors
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Dr. Pederson saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Pederson saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Pederson saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Pederson saw HIV patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Pederson saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Pederson’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Pederson 12%
Predicted for his patients 23%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Pederson’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pederson’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Pederson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pederson’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Pederson’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
77%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Pederson’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pederson’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Pederson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pederson’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Pederson’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
87%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Pederson’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pederson’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Pederson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pederson’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Pederson sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Novant Health Breast Center
1718 E 4th St
Charlotte, NC 28204
582 miles away
Novant Health Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine
1918 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC 28207
582 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Oklahoma City, OK
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1994

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    3. Surgical Oncology

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Pederson is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Carolinas Medical Center - Charlotte
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health First
  • Health New England
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield