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Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS, FPMRS
Urology
 
4.7 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
 

Curriculum Vitae
Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS, FPMRS

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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
excellent
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2021
I was mail medical article about options & procedures. Very thorough.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
Dr. Kobashi always fills me with confidence
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
Wonderful doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
feel very confident with Dr kobashi...she's insightful, caring, and knowledgeable about my history and needs
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
They all went beyond the call of duty. acted like they knew me was very concerned about me and my care
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
The Dr. was excellent. She took a fair amount of time explaining everything to me, listened to my concerns and addressed each one appropriately. She had a very personal touch and I enjoyed learning about the proposed treatment as she described it in detail. I felt reassured and supported by her.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
I have no issues with my care provider. she is A+++. I was not able to have a virtual visit because the directions for connecting were confusing and frustrating. instead, I talked with my care provider via phone.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
*Dr. Kobashi goes the extra mile - answers questions, suggests treatment options in plenty of understandable detail.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Excellent care.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
*Dr. Kobashi is amazing - she listened we talked about options and when we made a choice I felt her total support!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
She is the best dr.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Care provider was going to evaluate my case and get back to me with a plan. Didn't get back yet. A few months later still waiting.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Outstanding!!
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Great experience with my doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Excellent.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
My dr. is excellent, like talking to an old friend.