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Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS, FPMRS Photo
Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS, FPMRS
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
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
Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, 1992
Urology, University of California, Irvine, 1998
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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Would recommend provider
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.6 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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June 2018
Dr Kobashi and her staff (fellows, RNs) were awesome! they were friendly, prompt, accommodating to scheduling needs, etc. GREAT experience!
May 2018
I was very pleased with the time *Dr. Kobashi spent addressing my bladder condition and my questions concerning said condition. She was outstanding.
May 2018
*Dr. Kobashi is very professional and knowledgeable. I was impressed with her expertise and felt she did a thorough work-up.
April 2018
Love *Dr. Kobashi - She is a 5 _____ dr. Very warm & personable. Makes you feel very comfortable!!!
April 2018
*Dr. Kobashi is fantastic. The very best in her field.
April 2018
Overall I have been very satisfied with my care provider.
March 2018
I came to this doctor via Dr Corman. both are excellent.
March 2018
Dr. Kobashi was delightful, very positive and understanding. She addressed me with kindness and respect. I will reccomend her to my friends and acquaintenses. I look forward to the time I need to see her again.
March 2018
Have lots of confidence in Dr. Kobashi!!
February 2018
Dr. Kobashi is excellent, helpful pleasant.
January 2018
The provider spent little time with me, I believed she would ask more questions and background to find the issue of my problem.
January 2018
All excellent.
December 2017
My care provider was great she explained everything gave me options and took his time with me.
December 2017
Really like my doctor.
December 2017
She is the very best & your lucky to have her in your organization.
December 2017
Dr. Kobashi was very friendly as she was my first time seeing her.
November 2017
Only seen dr. for 3 min. out of 2 hrs. I was there.
October 2017
First part of appt. time was spent with doctors-in-training (interns?) it was a satisfying experience. The doctor (provider) visit was satisfactorily short - Just needed her assurance that she had reviewed and did approve - primarily.
October 2017
Excellent care.
October 2017
September 2017
Dr. Kobashi took extra time, explained all procedures - much appreciated on first visit.
August 2017
#7. Great.
August 2017
Care giver seemed too much in a hurry.
July 2017
I really appreciated that Dr. Kobashi called me that day with the results of my CT scan, especially since it was a Saturday.
June 2017
Dr. Kobashi is fantastic and I recommend her to anyone with urinary issues that needs a specialist.
June 2017
Dr. Kabashi is so kind. When she did scystosopy, I knew there was a problem. She was so clear that something must be done and scheduled me for surgery.
May 2017
Even though Dr. Kobashi was busy. I never felt rushed. She listened attentively and answered questions, asked pertinent questions.
May 2017
Dr. Kobashi always provides excellent care and concern. She is very thorough, I never feel rushed! I love that she remembers me even though a lot of time passed between visits.
March 2017
Very nice to have personnel speaking Japanese.
February 2017
Dr. Kobashi took care of me when she wasn´t even on duty at the time. The scheduling mishap was fixed thru her help in seeing me.
January 2017
Dr. Kobashi has been extremely helpful to me over the years. She has helped me get me through difficult challenges and I appreciate her caring and knowledge so much. She is a great doctor!