James Porter MD
Dr. James Porter is the most experienced minimally invasive, laparoscopic, robotic surgeon in the Pacific Northwest. He received his laparoscopic training in Heilbron, Germany, and returned to be the first surgeon in the Northwest to use the laparoscopic approach for radical and donor nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, and radical prostatectomy. Dr. Porter has been active in teaching and promotion of laparoscopic minimally invasive surgical techniques to the regional and national urologic community. Dr. Porter also performs cutting-edge surgery using the da Vinci® surgical system, such as the prostatectomies, partial nephrectomies and other urologic procedures. Dr. Porter is currently the Medical Director for Robotic Surgery at Swedish Medical Center where he also directs the Robotic and Laparoscopic Fellowship in Urology.