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Ben Donovan, MD

Dr. Donovan is an urologist in the Metro Phoenix area. He is affiliated with Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.
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Dr. Donovan saw more phimosis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw more congenital disorders patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw more birth defects patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw more urinary retention patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw more inguinal hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw more hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw more urinary tract infection (UTI) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw more varicocele patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw more hydrocele patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw more kidney stones patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw kidney infection patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw more urinary incontinence patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw urinary urgency patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw urethral stricture patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw enlarged prostate patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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44 doctors
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Dr. Donovan saw benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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Dr. Donovan saw prostate cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Donovan accepts.
Cystoscopy $175 – 1,119
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) $5,209 – 9,405
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,008 – 14.6k
Prostate biopsy $586 – 1,946
Vasectomy $1,363 – 4,434

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Donovan’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Donovan 2%
Predicted for his patients 8%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Donovan’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Donovan’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Donovan’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Donovan’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Donovan’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Donovan’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Donovan’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Donovan’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Donovan’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Donovan sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
13555 W McDowell Rd
Goodyear, AZ 85395
1,965 miles away
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
Office
18699 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
1,952 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2002

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Donovan is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield