Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

95 Patient Ratings
51 Patient Comments

Blake D. Hamilton, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • French

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
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(801) 581-7674 University Hospital
Urology
50 N Medical Dr , 3A100
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Blake D. Hamilton, M.D.

Dr. Hamilton has several areas of interest and expertise.

His primary interest is minimally invasive kidney surgery. This began at the Cleveland Clinic in the 1990’s, where he was in the forefront of urologic laparoscopy. From there, he brought to Utah extensive experience in laparoscopic renal and adrenal surgery. He has been part of the transformation that has brought laparoscopic techniques to the world of kidney cancer and has seen the introduction of robotic technology (the da Vinci surgical system) applied to the kidney. Currently, he focuses on laparoscopic radical nephrectomy and robot-assisted partial nephrectomy. He also has extensive experience in thermal ablation for small renal tumors (cryoablation).

Dr. Hamilton works on obstructive renal pathology and performs laparoscopic renal and ureteral reconstruction, including pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction and ureteral reimplant for ureteral obstruction. As with other procedures, he has been a leader in adopting robotic technology to reduce operative time and improve patient outcomes.

Given his fellowship training in Endourology, he also has considerable experience in the management of complex kidney stone disease—both surgical and medical management. His consistent clinical volume over the years has helped him amass a remarkable experience with over 600 percutaneous operations and over 1000 ureteroscopic procedures, making him perhaps the most experienced endoscopic stone surgeon in Utah.

In addition, he has an interest in male infertility and has worked with the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine (part of the University HealthCare organization) for the last decade to provide surgical care for men with infertility from a variety of causes. This includes reconstruction (primarily vasectomy reversal), sperm retrieval for use with in vitro fertilization (IVF), and varicocele repair.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions Urology
Board Certification American Board of Urology
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.0
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

June 23, 2014

Dr. Blake Hamilton is the best!

June 15, 2014

Dr. Hamilton is one of the great Doctors at the University who I respect and honor.

May 07, 2014

Departure briefing left me with questions. I called Dr Myers office and was given info needed.

April 29, 2014

very good

April 25, 2014

Dr Hamilton is a highly skilled and knowledgeable urologist with great communication skills. He is definitely the person to go to for surgery and other kidney problems.

March 15, 2014

Dr Hamilton took time to answer all my questions.

January 31, 2014

the experience (Thanx to Dr Hamilton) was so remarkable I recommend a biopsy for whatever ails you or not...male or female. Put this on your Bucket List

January 22, 2014

we love Dr. Hamilton and completely trust his medical skills. We are very grateful to him for all of his care and concern for our case.

January 13, 2014

As I continue to say, they're just the BEST!

December 06, 2013

This is a outstanding practice. Dr. Hamilton is a exemplary physician.

November 28, 2013

He was excellent!

November 25, 2013

All good!

October 21, 2013

dr. hamilton was very skilled at performing the vasectomy. at times it seemed like he had 4 hands because he worked so quickly. and the entire time he was talking to me and explaining the procedure.

October 16, 2013

Dr. Hamilton exceed my expectations in all ways. Fantastic physician.

September 30, 2013

I was a little frustrated with the amount of time that I waited and the amount of time I actually spent with the Dr.

September 27, 2013

looking for another opinion

September 02, 2013

For being my first surgery, Dr Hamilton made it as relaxing of a time as possible. With all the information and concern he showed towards my case, I would fully recommend his services to anyone. If I need this type of treatment again, he will be the first Dr on my list.

August 20, 2013

Very caring and efficient provider

August 13, 2013

All concerns are answered in the manner I appreciate -- direct and plain

August 12, 2013

great doctor!

July 17, 2013

Dr. Hamilton is a very caring person and spent time explaining everything, even looking up the possibility of cutting or crushing medications. Also, knowing the distance we must travel he gave us written instructions for several options to try before returning.

July 08, 2013

i was given a PERT 6months ago by Dr Hamilton - I could not be more pleased with the outcome.

June 24, 2013

Dr Hamilton is excellent.

June 10, 2013

If you allowed it, I would give higher ratings. While the staff was just about perfect, Dr. Hamilton was much better then that.

May 13, 2013

This was the first time I visited this Dr. and he showed any interest. In prior visits, I felt he was unprepared to talk with me and was only interested in moving another sheep along.

May 07, 2013

Dr. Blake Hamilton is an excellent urologist. I would recommend him to everyone I know.

May 07, 2013

Dr. Hamilton is excellent.

May 06, 2013

I grew up in Boston. Boston is, of course, the medical capital of the world but I can assure you that I coulkd not have received better care at MGH or Brigham then I did at University.

April 02, 2013

Dr. Hamilton was great!

March 18, 2013

good

February 04, 2013

Dr. Hamilton is very knowledgeable and was very friendly and helpful during our meeting

January 21, 2013

I have been under Dr. Hamilton's care for over 9 years and have had nothing but very good outcomes from the several procedures he and his staff have performed.

January 04, 2013

No meds No follow-up

December 21, 2012

Dr Hamilton called me back after I had called the clinic about continued pain after procedure. The nurse was very helpful over the phone as was the doctor. Even though I was in the emergency room in vernal they helped greatly. It was helpful to have Dr Hamilton speak with the ER Dr while I was being treated!

December 10, 2012

Dr. Hamilton is a great example of a friendly, caring Doctor and person. He listens, explains, educates very well.

November 05, 2012

Conditions were explained very well to myself and my wife.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Hamilton is an escellent physician, who took time to find about my problems, and then explain to me about my condition.

October 29, 2012

I have all the confidence in the world with my care provider. I love the way he explains things.

August 26, 2012

Extremely favorable. I have complete confidence in his ability to treat my problem.

July 30, 2012

Dr. Hamilton is excellent! Makes you feel like you are his only patient - wonderful doctor!

July 23, 2012

Dr. Hamilton was genuinely concerned and made me feel at ease. He was quick to diagnose and arrange all of the needed tests.

June 20, 2012

I woud abolsolutely recommend Dr. Hamilton and the staff at the U of U Med Center.

June 16, 2012

Dr Hamilton is a blessing to patients and an asset to this hospital. We are appreciative to Dr Hamilton for taking such exceptional care of our Ashlee.

May 11, 2012

Dr Hamilton is really nice. Also funny.

April 25, 2012

Cancer is scary. Dr Hamilton helped me feel like it was going to be all right.

April 14, 2012

Again, just Angels from Heaven!

March 28, 2012

The doctor always listens to me. I know he cares about my well being. He tells me the truth about my serious condition, but gives me hope my health will remain good and will be well monitored.

February 16, 2012

Again, they're all great! I couldn't be happier w/ their assistance each month!

February 03, 2012

Very pleased with all aspects of the visit

January 12, 2012

From Natalie in the waiting area to all of ma's, they're all great people who I look forward to see and help change my cathiter each month.

January 11, 2012

My husband I were very impressed with the courtesy and professionalism of everyone at the clinic.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician
Academic Divisions Urology
Board Certification American Board of Urology
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7674 Urology Center
School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 581-7674 School of Medicine
Urology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Blake D. Hamilton, M.D.

Dr. Hamilton is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of of Surgery (Urology). He was the pioneer in Utah for urologic laparoscopic surgery, bringing expertise from the Cleveland Clinic and applying it to urologic surgery in the early days of laparoscopy. Focusing primarily on laparoscopic kidney surgery, he has been involved from the beginning with robot-assisted laparoscopy and performed the first robotic nephrectomy in Utah. He has authored papers and chapters in this field, including laparoscopic renal and adrenal surgery, and the physiology of laparoscopy. He currently works with the Huntsman Cancer Hospital renal cancer team, using minimally invasive and robotic surgery to treat kidney cancers.

He is also expert in the management of complex kidney stone disease and serves as a regional referral resource for complicated stones and obstructive pathology. He has worked extensively with industry to develop and refine new technology for treating kidney stones and has performed more than 1000 cases of ureteroscopic surgery.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Hamilton serves as the Program Director for the Urology Residency, and has been awarded Teacher of the Year by his residents. He is also the Medical Director of the Urology Center, a multidisciplinary clinic that includes urology and pelvic floor dysfunction. For the past 4 years, he has served as the Chair of the University of Utah Medical Group Practice Management Committee, where he strives to develop and promote practice standards for the entire University medical faculty. He has also served as President of the Utah Urological Society.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Endourology
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Urology
Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
General Surgery
Resident
Professional Medical University of California, San Francisco
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Mathematics
B.S.

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