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Christopher Dechet, MD, is an associate professor in the Division of Urology at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. His practice at the Huntsman Cancer Institute focuses on urologic oncology, laparoscopy and robotic surgery.
Dr. Dechet has a special interest in the surgical management of prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancers. His particular interest is in the improvement of surgical outcomes for prostate cancer patients, and he has developed a comprehensive quality-of-life database for this purpose. Dr. Dechet also has extensive experience in advanced laparoscopic treatment of renal cancer and has further applied his laparoscopic skills to prostate cancer with the use of the DaVinci Prostatectomy robotic system. Dr. Dechet also specializes in complex partial nephrectomy and cystectomy with neobladder formation.
Dr. Dechet received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. He was the recipient of an American Heart Association research grant during his medical training. He completed a general surgery internship and urologic residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he received an achievement award from the Society for Laparoscopic Surgeons. Prior to joining Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Dechet was the chair of the Division of Urology at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City.
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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
UofU Patient June 23, 2012
I would describe the entire staff I encountered as very patient centered. I was highly impressedUofU Patient June 22, 2012
nothing negativeUofU Patient June 18, 2012
It seems obvious that all the staff are doing their best to be helpful, thoughtful and very patient-focused in the good care being provided.UofU Patient June 09, 2012
Outstanding experience, best service and care I have ever received from any health care professional and doctorUofU Patient June 08, 2012
Dr. Dechet is a great doctor. It has been great getting to know him.UofU Patient May 15, 2012
ExcellentUofU Patient May 08, 2012
Dr Dechett is very good how do you thank a man who saved you husband lifeUofU Patient May 08, 2012
Great!!!UofU Patient May 03, 2012
You do a great job. It is very efficient yet you feel like you have all the time you need to ask questions and get very good answers.UofU Patient May 01, 2012
I feel like Dr. Dechet knows me and is concerned for me personally. I have enjoyed his care and feel confident that I am receiving the very best care I can get for my condition. I have enjoyed working with the staff members as well although they seem to change quite often. Two of them that I find particularly effective and helpful Taylor and Amelia.UofU Patient May 01, 2012
Dechet treats me like I was his only patient on the planet. Never hurried. Never rushed. Always is relaxed and takes the time to answer my questions no matter how dumb they are. He will ofter say, "That's a good question." He is careful. He is not afraid to take a minute and go back into the history, like a path report and re-read it. He is honest. No BS. I have total confidence in him. TOTAL. I would go no where else. He carries no arrogance or "better than thou". I feel like we are equals. Well, in most regards... he is young, good looking and has a prostate. Other than that, we're ...no he has a bicycle. Maybe we are different.UofU Patient April 13, 2012
very goodUofU Patient April 12, 2012
greatUofU Patient March 16, 2012
Always take all the time I need to adress my concerns.UofU Patient March 16, 2012
this care center is the greatesUofU Patient March 06, 2012
I never felt rushed. He was very thorough. My interjections and questions didn't seem to distract him in any way. Very professional and straightforward at the same time. Provided me with additional information and useful comments for my decision making process and next steps.UofU Patient March 06, 2012
Again, my only concern is wait time which is usually 45 min. to 90 min. each time.UofU Patient March 02, 2012
Dr. Dechet is a superb physician. Competent, human, thorough, and someone who can be trusted to provide good care and a keen sense of patient welfare. He is an incredible asset to the Huntsman Institute.UofU Patient February 14, 2012
Made sure that my wife understood everything also was very very goodUofU Patient February 14, 2012
Dr Decket as well as Penny made us feel important and didn't talk down to us we felt at all time that what ever time we needed they were concerned how we felt.UofU Patient February 10, 2012
ECCELLENTUofU Patient February 03, 2012
Excellent treatmentUofU Patient February 03, 2012
Thanks for making what is turning out to be a roller coaster, a little easierUofU Patient January 20, 2012
everyone I met was very caring. I was impressed.UofU Patient January 13, 2012
The care and communication I receive at HCI are always exceptional.UofU Patient January 10, 2012
Dr. Dechet gave me a chance to live my life by surgery to remove the prostate. I can't thank him enough .UofU Patient January 10, 2012
The doctor did not seemed rushed or pushed because of his schedule. He took all the time I needed to go over every thing and made me feel comfortable.UofU Patient January 06, 2012
GoodUofU Patient January 05, 2012
All of my experiences have been excellent