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Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS, FPMRS
Urology
 
4.6 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
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Dr. Kobashi is so kind and understanding. After the experiences that i have had over the last several months at Virginia Mason, I am definitely changing to all female doctors.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Fabulous dr. can't say enough for dr. and all staff in the clinic. Great experience.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I would and have recommended *Dr. Kobashi to friends with this issue. *Dr. Kobashi is GREAT!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr Kobashi and her resident provided excellent information re: treatment options- including pictures!!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I have never been to a urologist before so was not looking too forward to it, but somehow we all made it a fun experience. Kobashi is fabulous. I actually told my sister to cancel her upcoming visit and book Kobashi. She is going to. We have the same issue.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
If only more physicians were like Dr. Kobashi! Very detailed explanations, as well as a good listener.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Always very good experience.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
She's a very good listener when you talk.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
very attentive and kind
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
I was extremely pleased and impressed with Dr. Kobashi. I plan to have a procedure that I had been hesitant to consider because of the time she spent discussing this with me and the thoroughness of her explanation.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
I appreciated Dr. Kobashi stepping in to see me when Dr. Una Lee had a family emergency, especially since I'd driven over from Yakima that morning for my appointment.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
*Dr. Kobashi gave me some good information and scheduled tests to get at the cause of my problems.
Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
Dr. Kobashi gave very little explanation of the surgery I would be getting. She did not provide adequate instructions and was reluctant to answer questions.
  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.