Benjamin M. Dropkin, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Urology
4.75 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

  • Reconstructive urology
  • 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 Statement

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

4.75 out of 5
17 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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    Professional and attentive staff throughout experience.

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    Best doctors visit I've ever experienced

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    Caring. Informative

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    Just fantastic

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    They were exceptional with explaining everything to us
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      Dr. Dropkin was amazing.
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      All options were discussed in detail.
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      Dr. Dropkin was completely apathetic about any of my concerns and humiliated me while I was naked with a scope in me. I am disappointed that UK would have a doctor who treats patients this way.
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      Great
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      Was very satisfied.
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      Should have explored more into my issue.
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      Good
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      Best ever!!!!
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      Dr Dropkin is a great dr!!!
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      *Dr. Dropkin's sincere attitude and genuine concern of my health makes my 1.5 hour well worth my time.
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      I'm a bit frustrated by the length of this process and lack of understanding during my initial consult with the PA. I communicated my care concerns during my first consult with the PA who scheduled an ultrasound. A second followup was scheduled with Dr. Dropkin, where I expressed the exact same care concerns, and who I'm anticipating will schedule additional imagining. This makes the first consult and ultrasound seem expensive and unnecessary; additionally, it contributes to delays in my treatment had I just seen Dr. Dropkin in the first place. I expressed the same treatment desires to both the PA and Dr. Dropkin.
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      Dr Dropkin's is one awesome physician. Very caring and knowledgeable. Great sense of humor.