Patrick J. Hensley, MD

4.89 out of 5

Specialties

Procedures Performed

  • Robotic radical prostatectomy
  • Robotic and open radical cystectomy with urinary diversion (ileal conduit, neobladder, Indiana Pouch)
  • Partial cystectomy
  • Robotic nephroureterectomy
  • Radical nephrectomy
    • Partial nephrectomy
    • Radical orchiectomy
    • Retroperitoneal and pelvic lymphadenectomy
    • Partial and radical penectomy
    • Benign abdominal urinary tract reconstruction

About

I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and attended Miami University in Oxford, OH for my undergraduate training. My medical education was completed at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. During my medical school training I completed a one-year anatomic pathologic fellowship focusing on genitourinary malignancies and autopsy. I then completed my general surgery and urology residency training at the University of Kentucky. My research interests during medical school and residency primarily focused on pathophysiologic mechanisms of therapeutic resistance of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer to anti-androgen therapy.

I then completed a Society of Urologic Oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. My research interests currently focus on identifying patient- and tumor-specific characteristics predictive of therapeutic response to intravesical and systemic therapy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder and upper tracts.

Personal Statement

I believe each patient’s cancer journey is incredibly personal and unique, and treatment plans need to be similarly personalized. Understanding a patient’s background, family situation, and priorities are the first step to aligning our treatment goals. I take great pride in the care we provide patients of the Commonwealth at the University of Kentucky.

Researcher Profile

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Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Urology

Training & Education

Degree

University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington, Ky.

Residency

Urology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

Fellowship

Urologic Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Anatomic Pathology Fellowship, Department of Pathology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, USA

Ratings & Reviews

4.89 out of 5
50 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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    He's an outstanding doctor, and I will tell any of my friends that have the same issue that I had. I will referring him to Dr. Hensley and his staff..

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    Was excellent all around

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    Provider did NOT address a cyst that showed up on my CT scan. I found out that I had a cyst when I logged onto my web portal.

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    Dr and resident were courteous an very knowledgeable .explained thing where I could understand them

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      Very satisfied with Doctor Hensley's team
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      He has been very concerned with me on everything
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      Dr Hensley and all nurses, assistants, technicians have been positive and provided me with compassionate care. I hope I did not leave anyone out.
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      I asked a bunch of questions and was completely satisfied with the in-depth answers that were given.
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      Very thorough explain before during and after the procedure.
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      Most helpful
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      My experience has been exceptional.
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      I saw 2 of my favorite providers on this visit, Dr. Hensley and PA Elizabeth Smith. They were both in a happy mood and I was too after cystoscopy revealed NO TUMORS! All their hard work for me over these past 18 months has finally worked. I am so grateful to them! They are both incredible providers and work like a team where I am a part of that team. Dr. Hensley also works closely with my other UK provider, Dr. Burke and will be consulting with her on what the next steps will be going forward after my melanoma surgery Jan. 29 determines what needs to be done to try to end my cancer odyssey.
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      Dr Hensley Interpreted the results of my recent Ct scan. He shared my relief at not needing further treatment at this time. He emphasized that I do have kidney disease and must take care of myself. UK is extremely fortunate to have a surgeon of his caliber . I would recommend him to anyone needing kidney surgery .
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      I would recommend my provider to any person that has the same problems that I did.
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      Well pleased
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      Dr. Hensley carefully explained the options, the possible risks, and the pros and cons of treatment, responding thoroughly to every question I posed.
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      Laser focused on the task at hand and delivery of of prompt care and detail.
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      Very Satisfied
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      Good experience.
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      Dr Hensley is great
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      I felt excellent explanations of my options and expected outcome. I was very impressed.
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      Very good nice people
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      Best visit possible. Cancer free and no more chemo. Hopefully forever.
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      I was very happy with my team of professionals
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      Dr Hensley explained my treatment schedule well
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      Excellent appointment
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      New Dr for me after Dr James left and I was anxious, but left completely satisfied and very happy.
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      Dr. Patrick is the only Urologist I've been to that didn't beat around the bush about my treatment options and risks, and I truly appreciate that. He took his time with me and it was like I was his only patient of the day. My problem is embarrassing but he put me at ease and made It less embarrassing. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needed a Urology Oncologist. Excellent!
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      Dr Hensley is terrific
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      Dr Hensley is very bright and personable and communicates very well. He inspires confidence in UK Healthcare.
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      Thoroughly explained all aspects of my case.
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      Thankful for depth and insight of Dr. Hensley.
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      *Dr. Hensley was very comforting and caring. He listened to my concerns. He explained everything to me in a way that I understood. Even drew a picture of my kidney.
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      I have no complaints.
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      Very impressed with Dr H.
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      I have been very happy with the care provider by the staff at UK
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      Dr Hensley is extremely talented and his bedside manner is truly an asset to UK. I am a Nurse, so I feel personally I am more judge mental of health care providers, but I really value Dr Hensley and feel safe under his care.
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      Scan was explained as well as the procedure. Time was taken to explain in detail and answer my questions and my concerns.
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      First time seeing Dr Hensley. Very polite, caring and knowledgeable. He studied up on my case before the first meet. Knew a lot of my history. Good guy and good addition to the UK team.
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      I feel very blessed to have dr. Hensley as my surgeon.Likewise I feel that UK is very fortunate to have him on staff.He is a real asset to UKHealthcare!
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      My team I like and have confidence in. Dr. Hensley is impressive and a person who seems to care seriously about who you are . My respect isn't easily earned. He has it.