Dr. Dix Poppas, MD

Dr. Dix Poppas, MD

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Pediatric Urology  ·  
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60 y/o
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Dr. Dix Poppas, MD is a pediatric urology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in pediatric urology and urology.Read his story

Weill Cornell Pediatric Urology

525 E 68th St # F935

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Poppas performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Incomplete Circumcision Repair
very high
more than 90% of peers
Ureteroneocystostomy
very high
more than 45% of peers

Dr. Poppas's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Poppas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Poppas "Dix P. Poppas, M.D. is Professor and Chief of the Institute for Pediatric Urology at the Komansky Center for Children's Health of New York -Presbyterian Hosptial Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is the Richard Rodgers Professor of Pediatric Urology in the James Buchanan Brady Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Poppas holds joint appointments as Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Sugery at Weill Cornell Medical College. His practice is limited to pediatric urology with special interest in genital reconstruction, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, surgical aspects of disorders of sexual development and minimally invasive procedures for treating vesicoureteral reflux. Dr. Poppas has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery and pediatric laparoscopy. He was chosen as one of the "Top One Hundred Minimally Invasive Surgeons in New York" and was the only pediatric urologist to be selected and is listed as one of New York's Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America. He completed his residency in urology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical School (1990-1994) and his fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Boston Children's Hospital-Harvard Medical School (1994-1996) He serves as co-director of the Laboratory for Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery where his efforts are focused on developing advanced laparoscopic and Robotic surgical techniques for tissue reconstruction using novel tissue sealants to replace sutures and staples during surgery, as well as investigating the mechanisms and potential treatments for inhibiting and reversing fibrosis in the obstructed kidney using antibodies and gene therapy strategies. Dr. Poppas is a diplomate of The American Board of Urology, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been awarded The E. Darracott Vaughan Young Investigator Award by the National Kidney Foundation, The Edwin Beer Award of The New York Academy of Medicine, and was selected as an American Foundation for Urologic Disease/National Kidney Foundation Research Scholar."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Poppas "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Urology
  • Urology

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

38  Conditions Treated

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27  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bladder Exstrophy Repair
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Testicular Implants
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • E Va Med Sch Of M C Of Hampton Rds
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Harvard Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Poppas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Poppas' Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Poppas to family and friends
17 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Poppas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Poppas provided exceptional care to our son. He thought through complicated issues, took the time to discuss with us, and ultimately performed a successful surgery.Our visits over a year gave us many opportunities to meet with Dr. Poppas and his wonderful nurse Denise. It is exceedingly rare to...more
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Dr. Poppas provided exceptional care to our son. He thought through complicated issues, took the time to discuss with us, and ultimately performed a successful surgery.Our visits over a year gave us many opportunities to meet with Dr. Poppas and his wonderful nurse Denise. It is exceedingly rare to...more
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There is no finer surgeon in the country. His expertise helped my daughter and we'll forever be grateful. Wonderful skills and humble man. Dr. Poppas is the best.
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Dr Poppas was referred to us by our pediatrician when our son was born. We needed an emergency evaluation for him and were told that Dr. Poppas was on vacation and wouldn't be available for weeks. 4 months later we got a phone call that he was ready to schedule an appointment. Ridiculous.
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My wife, son, and I sat in Dr. Poppas' Westchester office for an hour after our scheduled appointment time, waiting to be seen. Finally, we grew tired of waiting and left. That's no way to run a business or a medical practice.
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