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Christopher R. Porter, MD, FACS
Urology
 
4.7 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
Departments
Specialties
Urology, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Penile Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Urologic Cancer
Board Certifications
American Board of Urology
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Rush University Medical School, Chicago, 1990
Internship
Surgery, Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1991
Residency
Urology, Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1997
Fellowships
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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.7 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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
I have recommended DR. Porter to others. He is an excellent physician and even better surgeon. He provided me the best care I could have asked for.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
*Dr. Porter was excellent! He had a caring friendly attitude and answered all questions fully.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
All good.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
*Dr. Porter found & removed prostate cancer EARLY - Likely saved my life.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Very professional and understanding.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
I am currently researching treatment options. should I decide on surgery I'll likely choose Dr. Porter. He treated me with dignity and respect, patiently listened to my story and clearly and concisely explained my disease, all with a sense of humor that put me at ease. Should I choose surgery Dr. Porter will be my Dr of choice.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
He is the best!!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
*Dr. Christopher Porter is one of the best drs. I've ever had the pleasure of working with my procedure.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
All in all, an excellent experience.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
I have already referred others to *Dr. Porter.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
The urology department form VMMC provided the best medical care with great human quality. All the staff area amazing, great cultural sensitivity. *Dr. Porter is an exceptional MD, kind, humble, great human being. Sensitivity to the needs and wants of this patients. Best provider ever. Heart, heart, star, star.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2019
Chris Porter and his team are excellent
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
I've seen several physicians during my time with Prostate Cancer. He is by far the one that was able to explain my condition and options to me in a way that helped me understand and be comfortable. He is the reason I chose Virginia Mason. I cannot say enough good things about him.