Laurence F. Yee, MD, FACS, FASCRS

General & Colorectal Surgeon

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Director, Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, California Pacific Medical Center

Laurence F. Yee, MD is a general and colorectal surgeon and Associate Clinical Professor of  Surgery at UCSF. He also serves as Director of the Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery Program at CPMC.  Dr. Yee  received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh, completed his general surgery residency training at UCSF, and thereafter a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Yee has extensive expertise and experience in treating  benign and malignant colorectal disease and  a broad range of gastrointestinal conditions. As an academically trained surgeon, Dr. Yee is highly skilled in performing laparoscopic surgery and other minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Yee is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and active in numerous professional societies. Dr. Yee was recently elected President of the UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society for its 2015-2016 term.


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery


  • UCLA, BS  Biology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD


  • UCSF Department of Surgery/UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery


  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Anorectal Disease
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Colon Cancer
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Endoscopy/Colonoscopy/Cancer Screening
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Pelvic floor disorders and incontinence
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • Chinese Hospital
  • Davies Medical Center
  • Presidio Surgery Center
  • San Francisco Endoscopy Center
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Hospital

Professional Associations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Fellow
  • Association for Academic Surgery, Member
  • UCSF Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society, Executive Council
  • Ira J. Kodner Surgical Society, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Northern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, President
  • Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Member
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association, Member
  • San Francisco Surgical Society, Member
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Member
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Member

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
  • Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of California, San Francisco
  • Special Recognition for Outstanding Contribution as a Member of the Clinical Faculty, Association of the Clinical Faculty of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine