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Christopher R. Porter, MD, FACS
Christopher R. Porter, MD, FACS
Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars

111 Patient Ratings

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Testicular Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Cancer Institute (Oncology)

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6600

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

Board Certifications
American Board of Urology

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2002

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
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.5 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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February 2017
Dr. Porter took additional time to spend with my wife and me after the tests so that he could thoroughly answer our many questions.

January 2017
1-10. Great.

December 2016
Dr. Porter is the best!!! His PA´s are also very kind and helpful.

November 2016

November 2016
We absolutely love Dr. Porter and he is definately knowledgeable in his field, but he always seems so busy and he has to get through our appointments very fast because there are some many people waiting on him. Appointments are scheduled so "to the minute".

November 2016
The entire urology team was a caring, committed & efficient unit lead by Dr. Porter. I´m glad I came to VA Mason for a 2nd opinion. I cannot thank them enough.

November 2016
Excellent service!

October 2016
Dr. Porter made time in between surgeries to see me. That was greatly appreciated. He took the time he needed with me and was not too rushed.

September 2016
They addressed urinary tract issues that have troubled me for years and had been ignored by previous urologists

August 2016
Always positive. Would recommend to anyone in a similar situation.

August 2016
All items above would have been rated "very good" if applied to previous visits as well.

August 2016
Dr. Porter & his staff discussed my condition in detail. They presented all options & the pros & cons of the results. They left us confident & informed to make our decision.

June 2016
Dr. Porter and his staff are amazing, and I recommend to many men!!

June 2016
The doctor & PA gave me the best information I have had to date. I liked them both very much.

May 2016
Excellent doctor - the best service ever.

March 2016
Dr. Porter is a wonderful physician. From my initial diagnosis of prostate cancer, through surgery, and into after care, he has been easy to talk with and responsive to any and all my questions. His knowledge and ability to relate it, has given me confidence in both his abilities and the decisions that we have made concerning treatment! He not only was kind and engaging to me in this process, but to my wife as well. We are so grateful for Dr. Porter and would highly recommend him to anyone who has need of a Urologist!

February 2016

January 2016
DR. PORTER is the best.

August 2015
Highly professional.

July 2015
Provider seems biased in favor of surgery as primary or best option.

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Areas(s) of Expertise

Urologic oncology, prostate cancer (MRI-based diagnosis, robotic prostatectomy, advanced prostate cancer), bladder cancer including radical cystectomy, testicular cancer treatment including treatment of advanced disease and complex retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND)

Special Interest(s)
Urologic oncology, prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, general adult urology, bladder cancer, renal cancer and penile cancer, testicular cancer

Rush University Medical School, Chicago, 1990

Surgery, Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1991

Urology, Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1997

Urologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 1999

On Patients
"Patient care drives all aspects of my practice; their confidence and safety are always at the heart of medical decision-making. I feel that their outcomes depend upon our quest to advance medical therapies through an integrated approach of research, education, and team medicine."

On Specialty
"Urology, and particularly urologic cancer therapies, is developing rapidly and I feel fortunate to be a part of that progression. Urologic oncology allows the integration of research, new and established therapies, and novel approaches to predicting patient outcomes that I feel proud to offer my patients."

On Virginia Mason
"Virginia Mason’s focus on patient care and medical education, together with its outstanding national reputation, makes it a wonderful facility in which to practice medicine. I am proud to be a part of this excellent medical center."

Professional Activities and Awards

Medical Director, Clinical Research at Virginia Mason, 2007-present Director
Urologic Oncology Fellowship Associate Clinical Professor, University of Washington
Director, Urologic Oncology Fellowship
Co-Director, Urologic Oncology

Curriculum Vitae
Christopher R. Porter, MD, FACS - Curriculum Vitae