Dr. Mitchell Benson, MD

Dr. Mitchell Benson, MD

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66 y/o
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Dr. Mitchell Benson, MD is an urology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Read his story

CUMC Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 11

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health

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Urinary Disorders
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Prostate Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Benson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Benson "Dr. Mitchell C. Benson began his affiliation with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in the Autumn of 1973 when he enrolled in Columbia P & S as a first year medical student. He recognized early in his training that he wished to pursue a career in Urology and following an internship and residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, he became a resident in Urology at The Presbyterian Hospital in New York in 1979. Following his chief residency in Urology at The Presbyterian Hospital, he went to Johns Hopkins Hospital and University where he was a Research Fellow in Urologic Oncology from 1982-1984. After completion of his fellowship, Dr. Benson returned to Columbia University P & S where he joined the Urology faculty. Dr. Benson was one of the first recipients of the Herbert Irving Assistant Professor awards and he was the Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Urology from July 1988 - June 1991. He was then promoted to Associate Professor of Urology, and in July 1995 to Professor of Urology. In 1997, he was named the George F. Cahill Professor of Urology. In November 2003, he was named the Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University. In August 2005, he was appointed The George F. Cahill Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology and Urologist-in-Chief at Columbia University Medical Center. During his career, Dr. Benson has been the recipient of numerous Honors. After having been elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Union College, he was awarded the Urology Prize from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. During his residency, he was awarded 1st Prize at the New York Academy of Medicine in the Ferdinand C. Valentine Residents' Essay Contest. He has won prizes for his clinical research from the American Urological Association in 1987 and 1991. Dr. Benson's research has been and continues to be supported by the National Cancer Institute and he has participated in numerous projects sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. He has submitted or published 195 scientific articles since 1984. He has presented more than 200 papers at National Meetings"

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benson "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. "
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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Neutropenia
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spermatocele
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroplasty With Repair of Bladder Neck With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Bladder Reconstruction With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy

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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

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Prostate Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Benson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benson to family and friends
4.3
based on 12 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Benson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Hewlett, NY |
Lawrence Hospital has scored a home run. The brilliant and talented surgeon, Dr. Mitchell C Benson, has joined its staff as Director of Urology. .Recommended highly for his second to none surgical expertise and for his wealth of knowledge, enhanced by his kind and compassionate demeanor....a perfect combination.
in Darien, CT |
Dr Benson is the best surgeon there is and a wonderful human being. I credit him with saving my husband's life.
in Woodmere, NY |
Dr. Benson is the quintessential diagnostician, an outstanding surgeon and a caring human being.
in Croton On Hudson, NY |
The Doctor is fine - the support staff is the worst i have encountered - they do not pickup the phone - you leave a message & usually require two follow up calls before you get a return call - i waited 2 weeks for test results & lost a month in scheduling a procedure because of their laxity - the last straw was i showed up for last appointment (3 1/2 hour round trip) and the doctor wasn't there that day - I had not been informed - the appointment was on their computer - i never got an apolology
in Lawrence, NY |
Excellent Physician, excellent care, excellent results
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Dr. Benson accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Tricare
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Benson has admitting privileges

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Ave
Bronxville, NY 10708
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