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Urology, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
American Board of Urology
Joined Virginia Mason - January 2002
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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".
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.
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.
They addressed urinary tract issues that have troubled me for years and had been ignored by previous urologists
Always positive. Would recommend to anyone in a similar situation.
All items above would have been rated "very good" if applied to previous visits as well.
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.
Dr. Porter and his staff are amazing, and I recommend to many men!!
The doctor & PA gave me the best information I have had to date. I liked them both very much.
Excellent doctor - the best service ever.
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!
DR. PORTER is the best.
Provider seems biased in favor of surgery as primary or best option.
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)
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
"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."
"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
Christopher R. Porter, MD, FACS - Curriculum Vitae