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Lance Hampton, MD

out of 5
292 Ratings


Urologic Oncology


Nelson Clinic
401 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219




Medical School

Texas Tech University School of Medicine


University of New Mexico School of Medicine


City of Hope National Medical Center


Fusing robots and relationships into urologic treatment

Dr. Lance Hampton has treated urologic cancer and (kidney) stone disease for more than two decades. At VCU Health, Dr. Hampton is at the forefront of our robotic surgery program – in particular, use of the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System. As director of Robotic Surgery at VCU Medical Center, Dr. Hampton has performed well over 1300 robotic operations for both benign and malignant conditions and oversees a team that uses the da Vinci system to minimize pain and speed up recovery.

“Long before I became a physician, I was interested in the intersection of technology of medicine,” says Dr. Hampton, a board-certified urologist who is fellowship-trained in urologic oncology (cancer care) and robotic surgery. “After spending time with surgeons in the early part of my education, I knew I wanted to become a surgeon who could work with the latest medical technology in order to cure disease and improve people’s lives.”

And yet it is the fundamentals of medical care – making and cultivating long-term relationships with patients – that brings him to VCU Medical Center and our outpatient clinics each day. “It is so rewarding to be able to diagnose someone, treat or operate on them, and then see them afterwards for many years living a full, quality life,” he says.

The field of urology has changed significantly since Dr. Hampton graduated from medical school in the mid-1990s, with minimally invasive treatments evolving and offering better care, faster recovery, and less scarring for urologic conditions. “Surprisingly, urology has the most variety of surgical techniques of any specialty,” he says. “I was also drawn to the wide range of types of patients, including men and women, and children.”

Dr. Hampton teaches future and current surgeons how to use the da Vinci Surgical System, which, compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery, allows for more fine movements, precision and control with the use of wristed instruments and a high-resolution 3D video feed. Dr. Hampton has successfully performed robotic surgery on thousands of patients during his career.

During his residency at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Dr. Hampton developed an interest in minimally invasive and laparoscopic urology and was instrumental in initiating a laparoscopic program at the school. For his contributions, he was given the Pfizer Scholar award. His research has been published in Urology, Urologic Clinics of North America, and the Journal of Robotic Surgery. He has traveled the world for both work and pleasure, and is passionate about meeting new people and learning about their traditions and cultures.

Clinical Interests

Urologic Oncology
Laparoscopic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Robotic Surgery


Nelson Clinic

401 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Ratings & Reviews

292 Ratings

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[...] the pre op(face to face) visit and phone call appt was very good
August 2020
Dr. Hampton is an outstanding doctor. He is very kind and caring. I have full confidence in his care and treatment.
August 2020
Great interactions.
August 2020
Dr. Hampton is SO awesome. I would not let anyone but him take care of me. He is professional but also makes me feel like I'm his only patient.
July 2020
Dr. Hampton is very polite & kind & pleasant - I would highly recommend him -
July 2020
Very pleased and satisfied with the level of care Dr. Hampton provide me.
July 2020
Very understanding and clear.
June 2020
The man walks on water. And I am VERY grateful.
March 2020
As a whole he was good.
December 2019
Very good.
October 2019
Excellent service [...].
September 2019
Good experience.
September 2019
Nothing but good comments.
August 2019
Dr. Hampton is very nice & pleasant.
July 2019
The experience with the care provider was good since this was the 1st time seeing the care provider.
May 2019
Great bedside manners.
April 2019
Dr. Hampton is extremely professional and forthright in his approach to patients and family. I have 100% confidence.
March 2019
I like this dr. better than the one I had been seeing. He was more attentive - I would prefer to see this dr. regularly. I like this dr.
February 2019
The care provider here is pretty good!
December 2018
November 2018
November 2018
Dr. Hampton has always been very professional during the surgery or a routine follow up office visit. I would recommend his services to anyone.
September 2018
Very good & nice.
July 2018
June 2018
The man walks on water.
June 2018
Physician is fantastic and has excellent personal relationship skills.
May 2018
Love everything about & what he has done for me.
March 2018
Very nice staff excellent doctors and nurses very nice receptionists.
March 2018
Very courteous.
February 2018