Max C. Lee, MD

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SpineCare (414) 955-7199

I specialize in minimally invasive spinal surgery, complex spinal reconstruction and instrumentation, peripheral nerve reconstructive surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery for spine tumors and thorough pain management.





Diseases & Conditions

Acute and Chronic Pain
Back and Neck Pain
Degenerative Spine Disease
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Nerve Pain
Spinal Stenosis
Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors
Spine Trauma

Treatment & Services

Deformity Correction
Discectomy of Cervical and Lumbar Spine
Hydrocephalus Shunting
Laminectomy/Spine Decompression
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Nerve Grafting
Nerve Release
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Revision Spine Surgery
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Neurosurgery
Tumor Resection

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Community Memorial Hospital


Drexel Town Square Health Center
7901 S. 6th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 346-8000
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Tosa Health Center
1155 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 955-5990
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Mequon Health Center
11430 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI 53092
(262) 518-1900
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Education & Training

University of Illinois - Chicago - IL - Doctor of Medicine - (1998)

University of Illinois - Chicago - IL - Internship in General Surgery - (1998-1999)

University of Illinois - Chicago - IL - Residency in Neurological Surgery - (1999-2003)

University of Illinois - Chicago - IL - Chief Resident of Neurological Surgery - (2003-2004)

Stanford University - Stanford - CA - Fellowship in Spinal and Peripheral Nerve Surgery - (2004-2005)

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Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.7 out of 5. 84 ratings, 9 reviews
Sept. 29, 2019
everyone was great
Sept. 22, 2019
I had a necessary spine surgery. Main concern was the pain in my feet & lower legs that I had hoped would address the severe pain I feel. I understand that the nerves run down my spinal column and that nerves were being compressed (which could have been causing my problems). However, the Dr. was more concerned about the Rx than actually discussing the pain associated with my situation. The surgery may have been beneficial for the nerves but I still have not had any relief from my foot/lower leg pain. This was not discussed other than the MA stating that the feet are the last things to heal properly. Dr. didn't address this. His recommendation...see a pain specialist. Vague comment about "with my history" (nothing specific stated). I don't know how much about my "history" the physician really knows as he did not go over that with me. I made an appt. to revisit in 3 mos. but in reality, Dr. appeared pretty indifferent and was more concerned with my Rx (I suspect likely due to political/professional pressures) Not a great feeling coming out of the office. May be a good surgeon, but greatly lacking in sensitivity and appropriate communication skills
Sept. 22, 2019
Dr Lee is the BEST!!!
Sept. 21, 2019
Dr. Lee has always been interested in my issues, and what he can do to make me feel better. He makes you feel like he really cares.
Sept. 21, 2019
Ability to explain treatment options Giving several options
Sept. 18, 2019
caregiver is sensitive, direct and very knowledgeable
Sept. 16, 2019
very knowlegable
Sept. 12, 2019
He and his team made me feel at ease.
Sept. 7, 2019
I have been a patient of Dr Lee's for several years. Dr. Lee is trying to help me avoid the very severe surgery that may be necessary. Besides being a great doctor, he is also a really kind and good person.