Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

88 Patient Ratings
118 Patient Comments

Blake D. Hamilton, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

88 Patient Ratings
118 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-2700
University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr , 3A100
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


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
American Board of Urology

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

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.

January 30, 2017

I have every confidence in Dr. Hamilton. He spent an hour with me and my family making sure we had the chance to ask all our questions.

January 28, 2017

Blake Hamilton is a first rate physician

December 30, 2016

Dr. Hamilton was very thorough. He listened to me and took time to address my concerns. He explained things in a way that I could understand. I am very pleased with the care I received!

December 24, 2016

Dr. Hamilton spent a great deal of time describing treatment options and what to expect in the future. It was extremely helpful.

December 12, 2016

Best Dr. experience I have ever had. Dr. Hamilton was very informative and gave me confidence everything would work out great

November 30, 2016

Dr. Hamilton is kind and explains things very well. He's very patient and never acts rushed even though I'm sure he is very busy. He's a very good listener and you just feel you are in capable hands. I can't say enough about how impressed I was.

November 25, 2016

I spent the whole time talking about my sons diagnosis and concerns. Dr Hamilton was truly informed on what his problem is and what can be done to best address our concerns and needs for him. I was truly grateful for his time and concern for our particular problem.

November 10, 2016

Good experience! Great Doctor!

November 05, 2016

Seriously - no follow-up whatsoever when a stent was put into my kidney in July. None - not even from his admin group. None within 3 days to see how I was feeling/doing. Nothing! I already put the communication "attempt" from his office in my previous response regarding a letter stating my appointment on Oct 13 (which was NEVER asked of me) was changed to Oct 20. With that - Dr. Hamilton came through like a shining star in that there was no pain after the stent was put in and only some blood and discomfort for a few days after, just like he said.

October 22, 2016

Dr. Hamilton was very kind and understanding. He described the condition and procedures very well and made me feel confident with our plan of action. I felt very comfortable with the care he and his team provided.

September 11, 2016

I left with the feeling that I'm in good hands! Sure pleased.

August 08, 2016

Extremely Professional and knowledgeable, Excellent appearance and demeanor. I already have recommended Dr. Hamilton to people that may need his expertise.

July 22, 2016

Dr. Hamilton is very engaging, easy to talk to and always seems concerned about doing what is best for me.

July 18, 2016

Dr. Hamilton is one of the great doctors that I know and I have trust in him.

June 12, 2016

Dr. Hamilton was aware of my 1 hour wait, and attempted to get me through the rest of clinic as quickly as possible. No criticism of him. The office is however not efficiently run.

February 16, 2016

Dr. Hamilton and staff do a good job.

February 02, 2016

This was one of the best experiences I have had visiting a doctor. Dr. Hamilton was wonderful!

February 01, 2016

An exceptionally positive and reassuring first visit following the departure of Dr Andrew Southwick.

January 13, 2016

I am and will continue to be impressed with Dr. Hamilton. I had seen him at the Jordan clinic in the past and when faced with the fact that I had to see him at the U campus, I did not even think about seeing another doctor. I feel I have even developed a professional friendship with him. Great doctor.

December 11, 2015

Dr. Hamilton is exceptional in explaining things clearly and thoroughly! I appreciate him greatly!

December 05, 2015

I think Dr. Hamilton is the best in the State, if not the country. He treats me with respect and I feel that he cares about my health. He is also extremely well skilled and I believe he saved my life when he operated on me.

November 16, 2015

Dr. Hamilton is always so friendly and explains things so well. He spends the time needed to address every item that needs to be discussed. Even though I know he was behind schedule, he did not seem rushed. I appreciate the care and concern he provides.

October 31, 2015

Blake Hamilton is the very best!!!

October 26, 2015

Dr. Hamilton was fantastic! I will recommend him to others often.

October 14, 2015

I had an emergent issue and was scheduled to see Craig Ensign the same day. I was really concerned and appreciated that the scheduler got me in with Craig, who I had seen before. Craig was quick to come into the exam room and examined me. He felt my concerns warranted a further conversation with Dr. Hamilton about what was happening. I absolutely appreciated how he validated my concerns, did not make me feel like I was overreacting, and then went so far as to bring in Dr. Hamilton for further examination/analysis. And it was not a dragged out event either. Dr. Hamilton was quick to stop whatever he was doing and see me. He talked me through my concerns, gave me an intervention to try, and made sure that I felt comfortable with what he told me. And his concern for me went so far that he apologized that I was having the complications and issues, and that things had not gone as smooth as he had hoped or wanted. At the end of all of this and despite the issues happening, I did not feel like I was abandoned by these providers. I felt like they were walking with me through things until I was ok again. They both bring out the real meaning of CARE in Healthcare!

September 09, 2015

Dr. Hamilton is incredible. He spent whatever time I needed with me. He has a great sense of humor, but is serious when that is called for. I cannot imagine having a better visit and exam with a physician. He is a true gentleman and I wish all physicians were just like him. Thanks a million Dr. Hamilton.

September 07, 2015

Dr. Hamilton was great. Very personable. Extremely compassionate. Took time to talk to me about the procedure. Explained what he was going to do before he did it, which I really appreciated. Answered questions I had and even showed me what he was doing. I have never felt more cared about by a physician. World class care!

September 06, 2015

Many thanks for helping me conclude my health problem

September 04, 2015

Dr. Hamilton was very friendly and thorough.

August 29, 2015

Dr. Hamilton has superbly taken care of me for several years. He is caring and concerned and I treasure the association.

August 17, 2015

Dr. Hamilton was great. He went into detail explaining everything. He demonstrated true compassion.

August 03, 2015

Dr. Hamilton is one of the great doctors that I have the privilege of knowing

July 29, 2015

Both the PA and Dr. Hamilton were very easy to talk to, seem interested in my condition and were willing to discuss and answer any questions I had.

July 18, 2015


June 24, 2015

Dr. Hamilton was friendly. At the end of the procedure, he had a couple calls and was pressed to move on. I would not recommend based on the overall practice, however, he is a pretty nice guy. I do feel like the lower lever staff has been coached to screen calls and get patients off the phone, avoid physician contact, therefore, his face in person while performing the procedure is disingenuous and not a true reflection of how the practice is run, therefore, I rate him according to how he runs his practice.

June 22, 2015

I was uncomfortable with the immediate decision to go to surgery without alternatives, and the type of surgery without further testing. I was also uncomfortable with the surgical alternatives, having heard about non-invasive ultrasound for this type problem (kidney stone), but was not given that option.

June 20, 2015

Dr. Hamilton was great

June 20, 2015

Dr Hamilton is amazing! I've been on pain medication longer than one should be and he truly understands the challenges that come with weening from them. It's been a scary and confusing time. I was never made to feel as though I was being unrealistic or needy. He helped me understand that it will take time to get off them completely but had great confidence in me that I would handle things appropriately.

June 20, 2015

You do realize that you have set such a high standard for us now that we will probably never be happy seeing our regular care givers again. Dr. Hamilton is not just a great physician and surgeon, he is a very caring and personable human being. Excellent bedside manner and made us feel as though he had all the time in the world for us to ensure we had a complete understanding of and comfort with the procedure to be performed -- the whys as well as the hows.

June 16, 2015

Dr. B. Hamilton i Think he is one of the Top Ten Doctor I have ever seen. He is very nice and take his time to make sure that I understand every thing when he talk half of my sickness is gone. Thanks to him.

June 10, 2015

I appreciated Dr. Hamilton's exceptional knowledge and his clear explanations.

May 09, 2015


April 15, 2015

Might be the best Dr. I have ever been too

April 06, 2015

Dr. Hamilton explained my condition, treatment options and ongoing care in great detail. His explanation was very easy to understand.

April 05, 2015

Dr. Hamilton was very friendly and spent over an hour with me explaining image study's, tests, past history all effectively and in terms I could easily understand. He explained my options and we outlined a treatment plan. I was impressed!

March 17, 2015


February 20, 2015

I heard that Dr. Hamilton was the best, but I felt bad that he was unable to wait until I woke up to visit with me and explain how things went. I was confident in the abilities.

January 20, 2015

I have been seeing Dr. Hamilton for seven years now and I am very satisfied with the care I received.

January 19, 2015

dr Hamilton was great. procedure went great

January 05, 2015

Dr Hamilton has been remarkably responsive, kind, and helpful through this difficult process

December 29, 2014

At the end of the treatment -I was forgotten, I waited 40 minutes and finally detached myself from the electrode treatment. I informed the reception nurse and left.

December 12, 2014

we have referred others to Dr Hamilton

December 07, 2014

I travel a farther distance than really needed to see a doctor, because I have some much respect and trust in Dr. Hamilton.

December 02, 2014

very good

October 31, 2014

Dr. Hamilton is great! He explained things that I had not been told before. He is wonderful and I feel great.

October 28, 2014

Dr. Hamilton is Awesome. Generous bedside manner; never in a hurry and always compassionate.

October 17, 2014

Throughout my experience with Dr. Hamilton I have been very satisfied and confident with his work. That was not the case with my previous experience with the resident doctors (Dr. Tam and Dr. Bassett) who need some improvement with communication and relationship with patients.

October 12, 2014

Throughout this experience with kidney stones and surgery, most of the information I know about procedures, complications, medications, and expectations of how I might do self care have been through prior experience with the same types of things, and internet searches of other urology clinics that provide much better, comprehensive brochures and information to their patients.

October 10, 2014

Very Professional

October 10, 2014

I was very impressed with the doctor and his willingness to spend the time I needed to understand my options.

October 06, 2014

Provider is very good but where there are issues or complications, it is both very difficult to get a hold of anyone, and the after care instructions are very poor. I found better instructions for post care through other urology clinics on the internet. I received almost none from this urology clinic.

October 05, 2014

Dr. Hamilton listened to my concerns and preferred to obtain my old records and to speak with my nephrologist before making treatment decisions.

October 03, 2014

Very positive experience and result.

August 30, 2014

I have known Dr. Hamilton, and been under his care, for several years. He is caring and considerate and highly competent. I treasure this association.

July 21, 2014

Dr. Hamilton was friendly and has great bedside manner. He took time to explain everything and answered all our questions honestly. I was very concerned about my condition and he was patient and made me feel a lot better and hopeful.

July 07, 2014


July 06, 2014

all good

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. Hamilton is excellent.

May 07, 2013

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

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


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

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

November 05, 2012

Conditions were explained very well to myself and my wife.

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
American Board of Urology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-2700 Urology Center
School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 213-2700 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
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 History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
General Surgery
Professional Medical University of California, San Francisco
Undergraduate Brigham Young University


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