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Christopher R. Porter, MD, FACS
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas 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 Interests
Urologic oncology, prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, general adult urology, bladder cancer, renal cancer and penile cancer, testicular cancer
Clinical Experience
Urology, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Urology
Education and Professional Achievements
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
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

Patient Ratings and Comments
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
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.9 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
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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March 2018
I have the upmost respect for Dr. Porter and Dr. Flores!
February 2018
Came to Dr. Porter b/c 1st doctor was not great. Despite having a busy day, Dr. Porter did not seem rushed & was very attentive. Appreciated being listened to & not just talked to.
January 2018
Very nice and caring I felt very welcome. Nice hospitalities caring staff.
December 2017
Dr. Porter really stood out! I had already seen 2 urologist on this issue, but didn´t feel like I really understood it until meeting him.
December 2017
Dr Portor has been the best provider since 2010
November 2017
Dr. Porter and his staff were very friendly and professional.
November 2017
Dr. Porter & his young colleague _____ name I regrettably don´t remember were VERY good.
November 2017
Great doc!
November 2017
October 2017
You folks (inclusive of everyone I met) are fantastic!
October 2017
I like the way Dr. Porter cares, but doesn´t make a big deal about it.
September 2017
Dr. Porter is excellent, in manner, technical expertise, and procedure.
September 2017
He spent time with me until I was ready to leave without making me feel rushed.
August 2017
Dr Porter is the BEST.
August 2017
You will only get "Very Good" response from me regarding Dr. Porter. He and V.M. saved my life 14 yrs. ago.
August 2017
Dr. Porter is an EXCEPTIONAL physician!
June 2017
I was very impressed with Dr. Porter as was a friend who was with me. If he has the same health concern he would want Dr. Porter to be his doctor.
May 2017
Chris Porter is the best doctor. He´s been through my journey for years. He´s been by my side the whole time. I´m very grateful for him.
May 2017
Most of my time at Virginia Mason has been good and over time has got better.
April 2017
Dr Porter and his team are wonderful
March 2017
Dr. Porter & PA Y are awesome.
February 2017
Because Dr. Porter got called into emergency surgery he felt bad and offered to call me back personally at a later date to complete my consultation, which he did. I thought this was very considerate. It saved me a trip back up there (I live 3 hr. away).
February 2017
Dr. Porter & his staff have taken excellent care of my aunt since her cancer diagnosis in 2006. He has wonderful bedside manner & provides an exceptional caring attitude.
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.