Cooper R. Benson, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Urology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston). He is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He completed his fellowship training in genitourinary reconstructive surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City with Dr. Steve Brandes.
Dr. Benson believes in an evidence-based and patient-centered individualized approach to care with a focus on improving quality of life.
Dr. Benson treats patients with a wide variety of urologic conditions, including urethral stricture disease, genital and urinary tract injury, ureteral strictures, male urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, adult buried penis, urinary diversions, side effects following prostate cancer, and other pelvic cancer treatments and radiation (bladder, colon and rectal, and gynecologic malignancy), rectourethral fistula, neurogenic bladder, and adults with congenital genitourinary anomalies. Additionally, he works with Dr. Daniel Freet, Dr. Run Wang, and Dr. Alvaro Montealegre as part of multi-disciplinary care of transgender patients undergoing gender affirmation surgery and those with urethral complications from prior surgeries.
He is an active member of the American Urologic Association, Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, Sexual Medicine Society, and World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
In his free time, Dr. Benson enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, going to concerts, trying new restaurants, and spending time outdoors.