Benjamin M. Dropkin, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Urology
4.87 out of 5

Specialties

Conditions

  • Urethral stricture disease
  • Post-prostatectomy incontinence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Buried penis
    • Phimosis
    • Ureteral stricture disease
    • Hydrocele

Procedures Performed

  • Urethroplasty
  • Artificial urinary sphincter
  • Male sling
  • Penile prosthesis
  • Buried penis repair
    • Urinary diversion
    • Circumcision
    • Ureteral reimplant
    • Pyeloplasty
    • Hydrocelectomy
    • Vasectomy

About

Benjamin Dropkin is a reconstructive urologist and Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Kentucky. He completed a fellowship in Urologic Trauma, Prosthetics, and Reconstructive Surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Allen Morey at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas following a residency in Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and with honors from Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire and Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.

Dr. Dropkin has authored and co-authored numerous research publications focusing primarily on the topics of urologic prosthetic surgery and urethral reconstruction. He is the author of High-Yield Urology: a Guideline-Based Review for the In-Service, Board, and Recertification Exams. His past presentations include podium lectures at national and international conferences. He serves as a manuscript reviewer for multiple urologic journals including The Journal of Urology. His honors include the Warren Wright Prize for Public Speaking (2011) and the Arthur Naitove Surgical Scholar Award (2015).

Personal Statment

My passion and expertise lie in restoring a patient's ability to urinate, store urine without leakage, and/or function sexually. Addressing these challenging problems often leads to profound benefits for both the patient and their partner. The procedures that I perform are elective surgeries and I do not believe in telling a patient that they must have an operation. It is my role to educate the patient about the problem and about the available treatment options. We can then make an informed decision together in order to improve their quality of life.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Urology
  • Awards

    Warren Wright Prize for Public Speaking (2011)

     Arthur Naitove Surgical Scholar Award (2015)

Training & Education

Degree

BA, Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H.

Residency

Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

Fellowship

Urologic Trauma, Prosthetics and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.87 out of 5
13 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    May 9th 2022
    It was all very rushed which ended with me in ER

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    May 2nd 2022
    Very good.

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    April 11th 2022
    I like how they listen to me and they explained what they needed to and what they thought was the problem

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    March 21st 2022
    Excellent appointment! Very informative. Took on the spot action in moving forward.

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    March 21st 2022
    Doctor was sensitive to my problems and relieved a good bit of my stress. Wish all of my doctors were like him.
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      March 7th 2022
      Good
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      February 4th 2022
      Female receptionist was very rude and inconsiderate throughout whole process
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      December 7th 2021
      I got great care.
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      December 6th 2021
      *Dr. Dropkin was outstanding. I wish I could have seen him instead of PA's over the past 4 years.
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      September 27th 2021
      Great service, very pleased
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      September 24th 2021
      Dr. Dropkins is an excellent physician with total patient care explaining out complete details of the procedure.
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      September 20th 2021
      Good
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      August 25th 2021
      Staff made my time enjoyable