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Lance Hampton, MD

Lance Hampton, MD

out of 5
239 Ratings
37 Comments

Specialty

Urology
Urologic Oncology

Department

Surgery

Locations

The Park at Snowden

321 Park Hill Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Adult Outpatient Pavilion

1001 E. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Education

Medical School

Texas Tech University School of Medicine

Residency

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Fellowship

City of Hope National Medical Center

Biography

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

Ratings & Reviews

239 Ratings
37 Comments

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I am very impressed with Dr. Hampton.
January 2024
Dr. Hampton is the best! I trust him with all my medical care
January 2024
Dr Hampton is a outstandingly Dr.. VCU should be very proud to have such a find Dr. As I told Dr. Hampton.......your my hero!
December 2023
Doctor made me feel at ease and secure about my condition and how we were going to address it. [...]
December 2023
Doctor Hampton is a professional and friendly doctor. He was courteous and showed concern for my medical issues. I would highly recommend Dr. Hampton to family and friends.
November 2023
It was a very efficient experience.
October 2023
Dr. Hampton has always been "top-notch"!
October 2023
Dr. Hampton is professional conversational and polite; he's highly skilled and has excellent bedside manners!
July 2023
Dr. Hampton is thorough,relaxed and competant.
April 2023
Good.
April 2023
Very profession.
April 2023
Dr Hampton was very detailed in a way that made me comfortable with all situations. I feel that he has my best health at heart.
March 2023
Dr Hampton is exceptional in every way! My entire process from the beginning that involved my medical challenge was very good. Dr Hampton [...] . This includes my recent telemedicine visit
February 2023
Outstanding experience
December 2022
Outstanding physician!
December 2022
Feel confident in Dr. Hampton's expertise & recommendations. Good bedside manner.
October 2022
Very good.
September 2022
I love Dr Hampton. He is the most amazing dr. Always professional exceptional and caring
August 2022
Very good.
August 2022
I have never felt rushed doing my appointment with my provider.
June 2022
Dr. Hampton took time to explain my results and options going forward. HIs care and concern were apparent. He was willing to spend whatever time needed to insure that my questions and concerns were addressed.
May 2022
One word awesome.
May 2022
Dr. Hampton is one of the most competent physicians that I have ever encountered.
March 2022
EXCELLENT 1st impression from Dr. Hampton.
March 2022
Dr Hampton and his whole staff was great. He listened to my questions carefully and really set my mind at ease about the condition. He is a very attentive and caring doctor, I feel lucky to be his patient.
March 2022
I was impressed with the knowledge the care provider brought to the call and will definitely see him again.
February 2022
Dr. Hampton is an outstanding physician.
February 2022
Thorough and detailed. Addressed all questions.
December 2021
I am extremely confident that this care provider can take a good care of my urology - related health issue should it arises.
October 2021
I came for a second opinion & was very pleased.
September 2021
Excellent care!
August 2021
[...] Dr. Hampton is good.
August 2021
Dr Hampton takes time to listen and help each patient
July 2021
I had good experience with [...] Hampton MD Lance.
June 2021
My doctor show me care about my condition.
May 2021
I believe Dr. L. Hampton is a good doctor.
May 2021
Thank you for all you do for my mom thank you very much.
April 2021