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John M. Corman, MD
John M. Corman, MD
Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars

174 Patient Ratings

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Prostate Cancer
Cancer Institute (Oncology)

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6772

Surgery, Urology, Prostate Cancer Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications
American Board of Urology

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2000

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.6 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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May 2017
Spent too little time, explaining condition - jump to conclusion on another issue, that wasn´t related to problem - rushed to conclusion.

May 2017
Again I could not have asked for a better experience. Dr. Corman and his nurse were superb.

May 2017
Dr. Corman is the best provider I have ever had. He performed my surgery perfectly.

May 2017
Dr. Corman eased our worries and gave us many options to help the patient.

April 2017
Dr. John Corman´s care was terrific.

March 2017
Dr. Corman is one of the best!

March 2017
I was very impressed with Dr. Corman. He came highly recommended by cardiac rehab nurse from Trios Kennewick.

March 2017
Dr. Corman came very highly recommended by a friend of mine.

March 2017
Dr. Corman is outstanding!!!

March 2017
The doctor speaks VERY rapidly & sometimes uses technical medical language with which I was unfamiliar. But - all in all, he is superb.

March 2017
Dr. Corman understood my worries and was prepared to discuss them. #7. Very good. #8. Good.

January 2017
Dr. John Corman was providing a 2nd opinion for my cancer situation. He was excellent in all regards.

November 2016
Felt I was rushed. Impersonal. Felt exam (DRE) was cursory. No explanations concerning my symptoms. Never really asked what my symptoms were.

November 2016
Dr. Corman is excellent - caring - A good human being!

October 2016
Although my experience was very good, I intended speaking with the Doctor with whom I made the appointment. Having a PA in his place was a surprise to me. I suggest that if this is going to be the case, it should be mentioned in the appointment process.

October 2016
Very professional.

October 2016
Love Corman!

August 2016
great visit very helpful and understanding Doctor

August 2016
Dr. Corman is the best urologist in the NW. I always recommend him to friends & associates.

August 2016
Dr. Corman is the best!

August 2016
Totally confident with both Doctor & PA!!

August 2016
Exceptional professional and he was supremely thorough.

July 2016
Dr. Corman exceeded in all the above areas. I am changing urologists to be his patient.

June 2016
Dr. Corman is very knowledgeable & thorough & caring!

June 2016
Dr. Corman is superb & personable as well as being an excellent physician.

June 2016
Dr. Corman has been great to work with since the first day many years ago.

June 2016
Dr. Corman has outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills, genuine concern for his patients, and involves me in decisions on treatment options.

June 2016
Dr Corman is friendly and has a no-nonsense approach to providing you the information about your diagnosis and the next steps .

June 2016
Cannot say enough good things about Dr. Corman & his team including nurse Lisa.

June 2016
Dr. Corman is a very caring physician, & always provides assurance, & time for questions if I have any.

June 2016

June 2016
Dr. Corman is extremely competent & professional -

May 2016
He calmed me down when I was very upset with the procedures that needed to be done.

May 2016
Dr. Corman explained the findings of the CT. He detailed the necessary surgery - follow up. He was very thorough & easy to understand.

May 2016
Outstanding first introduction to Dr. Corman and the manner to which he addresses patient care.

April 2016
Dr. Corman has always treated me with dignity and he explains all of my health care options very well. I drive about 3 hours, each way, to have Dr. Corman treat me. Obviously, I am a very satisfied patient.

March 2016
My main Care Provider is Steven Hayashi...and he is ´hard to beat´ in the care he provides. Dr Corman is right up there with Dr. Hayashi. Both are excellent in all facets of their service and treatment.

January 2016
Doctor Corman and his staff were excellent. It gave me confidence that I was getting the best care available.

November 2015
Dr. Corman´s care and instructions seem to flow seamlessly through his staff.

November 2015

October 2015
My care team has been very helpful through my process and the follow up & ongoing/future treatments.

August 2015
Exceptionally good experience.

July 2015
Spent majority of appt. w/PA - Dr. Corman only came in to do a cytoscopy. Found him to be hurried, terse, and a bit arrogant. Met him while draped in cloths awaiting cytoscopy - very awkward. His answers to my questions seemed somewhat annoyed.

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Areas(s) of Expertise
Prostate cancer, including treatment with robotic prostatectomy, nerve-sparing techniques and interstitial seed implantation
Kidney cancer
Tumor immunology and collaborative efforts with the Benaroya Research Institute
Clinical research

Special Interest(s)
oncology, prostate cancer, general adult urology, testis cancer, kidney stones

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, 1992

Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1994

Urology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1998

On Patients
"Caring for patients is a partnership. Education is the most important aspect of the partnership. Only by ensuring that a patient fully understands his or her disease and treatment options can I be effective in providing care."

On Specialty
On Urology: "No other surgical field covers the breadth of disease that we see daily in urology. The rapid advances in our specialty provide daily challenges as we strive to ensure that our patients have the opportunity to participate in all available medical and surgical treatment options."

On Oncology: "Remarkable advances in technology, surgical technique, pharmacology, immunotherapy and genetics have dramatically increased our ability to treat urologic malignancies. In collaboration with colleagues from medical oncology, radiation oncology, and basic sciences, we have made great strides in treating and curing previously devastating disease."

On Virginia Mason
"Virginia Mason has a long tradition of urologic innovation and technical achievement. Our dedicated medical and surgical staff, ancillary care providers and team care approach provide our patients with treatment opportunities that are comprehensive and unique."