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Hisashi W. Kobayashi, M.D.


Professional Statement

I specialize in diagnosis and nonsurgical treatments of spine, musculoskeletal and nerve issues. I perform various therapeutic and diagnostic procedures including spine injections, ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections, and nerve studies (EMG). Successful treatments rely on not only the proper diagnosis, but must also factor in your lifestyle, comorbidities and expectations. I favor conservative approach whenever feasible, and injections are not always the right option. Many of my patients improve substantially without any invasive treatments. Physical therapy tends to play a big role for many of my patients. I aim to deliver the utmost in nonsurgical treatments, while always keeping in mind what is best for my patients.

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Tufts University School of Medicine
medical school, 2007
Berkshire Medical Center
internship, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2008
Tufts Medical Center
residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2011
Southwest Spine and Sports
fellowship, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormal Emg
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bicep Injury
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Brachial Plexopathy
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Electromyography
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epidural Injection
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Locking Knee
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Meniscus
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Neuropathy
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Running Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
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  • English

Practice Locations

Hisashi W. Kobayashi practices at two locations

Swedish Spine, Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine - Issaquah
751 Northeast Blakely Drive
Suite 4020
Issaquah, WA 98029
Swedish Spine Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine - Cherry Hill Jefferson Tower
1600 East Jefferson Street
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98122
Medical Groups
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