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Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS, FPMRS
Urology
 
4.5 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise

Urinary incontinence (urethral injections, slings), pelvic organ prolapse (vaginal, abdominal and robotic repairs), overactive bladder (Botox®, implantation of sacral nerve stimulator), pelvic floor reconstruction (fistula repairs, urethral diverticulum), neurogenic bladder, urinary obstruction
 

Special Interests
Urinary incontinence (male and female), female urology, voiding dysfunction and pelvic floor reconstruction
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Urology, Urogynecology, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Reconstruction, Obstetric Fistula, Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neurourology, Fecal Incontinence, General Adult Urology, Kidney Stones, Urinary Tract Disease
Board Certifications
American Board of Urology, subspecialty certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, 1992
Internship
Urology, University of California, Irvine, 1998
Residency
Urology, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, 1998
Professional Activities and Awards

Section Head, Urology and Renal Transplantation
Residency Director, Urology
Pelvic Medicine, Urogynecology, and Reconstructive Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1999
Clinical Fellowship in Pelvic Floor Medicine
Co-director, Continence Center President, Washington State Urology Society, 2008-2010
Executive Board, Society for Female Urology and Urodynamics, 2008-present
Associate Clinical Professor, University of Washington Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2009 and 2010

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
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.2 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Very confusing as to what the provider wanted to do w/me and/or recommend; blood work & digital exam. Seemed straight forward to me but was confusing.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Dr Kobashi was so personal and professional
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
The lst few visits I felt like she didn't really listen to me - like she already had a plan of action before we even met. After reading notes on My UM, it just clued me in more how I was not listened to.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
*Dr. Kobashi is a fantastic, caring doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
*Dr. Kobashi is great! Very personable.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
Did not spend that much time with me.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
I felt immediately at ease with Dr Kobashi, and I felt totally confident in her abilities. Our rapport was excellent, and I felt she was very approachable/accessible. I feel she's a perfect fit for my needs
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
*Dr. Kobashi is awesome.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
As stated previously, very satisfied except for waiting too long inbetween "doctor being right bacK"
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
She was rushed and came across as dismissive. Did not seem interested in working with me to address my symptoms and concerns. Did not communicate that she wanted me to have a scan, and said she would call me with my test results (which were abnormal) but did not. I believe she is competent, but I will probably look for another urologist.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
I am very satisfied with *Dr. Kobashi's treatment. Thank you.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
She was excellent. I was very impressed & she went beyond to make my 5 yr. old feel comfortable.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2019
I have not been followed by dr. or care team at all. In fact *Dr. Kobashi didn't even perform the botox another provider did while *Dr. Kobashi watched... at how little follow up care we had until now.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2019
Professional, knowledgeable, informative and informative. Very direct about results of tests & recommendation - excellent. Receptionist was fast - *Kathleen Kobashi MD.