Dr. Allen Ho, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMale

Dr. Allen Ho, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ho has more experience with Endocrine Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ho to book an appointment.

Dr. Ho

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

8635 W 3rd St Ste 590w Los Angeles, CA 90048
Accepting new patients

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I had to come back went to a maxillofacial specialist today, Dr Ho in fronted a Doctor in training Dr. Ho rudely stated to me your issue is not a Fistula Dr Ho was so rude condescending I am a senior citizen the way I was treated was awful I was referred to Dr Ho he’s cruel and frankly he dose not know what a fistula is? The specialist stated with out a doubt it was a fistula. He rushed me to the front gave me some samples, the problem is he is teaching the New Doctors how to be a jerk and not give you the medical attention you deserve!!!
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Someone’s Morher!! – Mar 03, 2021
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He performed a semi thyroidectomy on me in 2014 and unfortunately the half that remained in my neck failed shortly after surgery. So I now need to take a pill every day for the rest of my life. I don't fault him for that...but I do fault him for leaving an entire row of stitches in my neck. I went in to get the stitches removed after I healed and was told I'm all set. A year goes by and my brother asks what the black thing on my scar is. I replied i think it's just an ingrown hair. His wife, who's a doctor, looks and says, THAT'S A STICH! I made another appointment with Dr. Ho's office and sure enough they removed the entire bottom stitch which was about 6" long. And then they tried to charge me for the visit. Did leaving the stitch in my neck cause the half of a thyroid in my neck to fail? I'll never know. His bedside manner was calm, but because he's a cancer doc, most of his inclinations are that you're dealing with cancer. Not right or wrong, but it sure scared me.
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Feb 05, 2021
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He’s an Excellent doctor. Prior to the surgery, he explained to me really well how the procedure goes and what to expect before and after. He did a great job with my surgery Cosmetically too and I’m healing well.
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Sep 02, 2020
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Dr Ho is an amazing Doctor.. treat me not just a patient but a VIP....... VERY IMPORTANT PATIENT
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Santos Ramiro – May 14, 2020
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Dr Ho is a brilliant surgeon, he performed a very difficult surgery removing a parotid tumor on the left side of my face and neck . He even called me on his day off to give me the results of my biopsy, not too many surgeons would do that. I would highly recommend Dr Ho.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Keith Downton in Los Angeles, CA – Oct 03, 2019
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Great technique, great bedside manner, super small scar for thyroidectomy! He is amazing!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Sep 12, 2019
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Dr. Allen Ho is a very friendly and seems to be very caring about his patients, he did a great job of my parathyroid surgery. My family members who were with me at my surgery all agree.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Ramona M. Basura – Sep 12, 2019
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Dr. Ho is an extremely good physcian/surgeon. He was very knowledgable, explained everything well, check up with me and has been very helpful. The surgery went very well and my scar will be minimal. I was very impressed. Dr. Ho is exceptional
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jenny Van Eyk – Sep 03, 2019
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Dr. Ho is very caring, attentive and thoughtful. He has a great sense of humor too! An overall amazing doctor and surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 23, 2019
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Dr Hou was very friendly and took his time to explain to me about my prognosis and procedure .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kim Parr – Jul 12, 2019
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Dr Ho and his staff are very professional and compassionate. They did an outstanding job caring for me before, during, and after my hemithyroidectomy.
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Apr 03, 2019
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Amazing kind doctor! Very detailed about what to expect. Thank Dr. Ho for all you do.
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Apr 02, 2019
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Dr Allen Ho was extremely thorough in explaining what I would expect during and after the procedure. He made me feel confident that when I was wheeled to the OR, there was no doubt that I was in good hands.
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Mar 27, 2019
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I was thankful he did such a good job. Everyone asks who did you thyroid cancer surgery? I can barely see the scar they tell me. I respond Dr Ho at Cedar and they respond well if I ever get that cancer I know who to go to.
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Mar 26, 2019
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Dr. Ho was great. He always checks on his patients day or night. Happy to have him for all my ENT needs. All of his great reviews are definitely true and accurate as I've got to experience first hand.
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David in Marina Del Rey, CA – Mar 04, 2019
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I visited Dr. Ho yesterday and was pleased with his professionalism and how he interacted with me. He was kind, compassionate and understanding. He explained my options, listened to my concerns and together we came up with plan he was comfortable with. In addition, his staff was professional and courteous. Hi highly recommend Dr. Ho.
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Joe in Wildomar, CA – Jan 16, 2019
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I went to Dr Ho for a second opinion and he was condescending and dismissive of me as a woman. He suggested vitamins....I left immediately. My referring endocrinologist called me to apologize. Do not go to this doctor.
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Tamara Bergman in West hollywood, CA – Jan 09, 2019
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Excellent!
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Shirley H in Harbor City – Dec 04, 2018
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Dr. Ho and his team are amazing. They really listen to your worries as a patient and take the time to speak with you. I am so grateful to have found them when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
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Samantha K. – Nov 28, 2018
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Dr. Ho was approachable, friendly, explained in detail what my procedure would entail, listened to my concerns and made my parathyroid procedure go smoothly. My recovery was as expected and I would highly recommend Dr. Ho to others.
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Biography

Dr. Allen Ho, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ho has more experience with Endocrine Surgical Procedures...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

UCLA School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Awards

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What are Dr. Allen Ho, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ho frequently treats Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Ho specializes.

Where is Dr. Allen Ho, MD's office located?

Dr. Ho's office is located at 8635 W 3rd St Ste 590w, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ho

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ho treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ho treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 423-1220.

Endocrine Surgical Procedures

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Ho is experienced in the area of Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy
Thyroid Lobectomy
Parathyroidectomy
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Dr. Ho's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Audiometry
  • Bone Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • ENT Cancer
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Glossectomy
  • Hearing Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Ho accepts the following insurance:

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Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Locations

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center8635 W 3rd St Ste 590w Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Cedars - Sinai Medical Center

West Hollywood, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

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