Dr. Blythe Kato, MD

Dr. Blythe Kato, MD

Neurotology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Blythe Kato, MD is a neurotology specialist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurotology and ear, nose, and throat.

36867 Cook St Ste 103

Palm Desert, CA 92211

Contact Information

(760) 565-3900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kato "Our focus is to bring people to good heath, through improved health of their ears, hearing and balance. We strive to cure our patients ear maladies, solve their communication difficulties, and right their balance challenges. In doing so, we help our patients to confidently enjoy richer, more fulfilling lives by participating with their families and the world around them."

2  Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

46  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • ENT Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from Ear
  • Tympanometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • U Wa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • U Wa
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Mi Ear Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kato has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kato's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kato to family and friends
19 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Kato's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Come with your California ID or California Driver License or they won't let you see the doctor. They do not accept a US passport for ID so leave it at home. I got the impression that they only accept and see wealthy Palm Desert patients. I wouldn't recommend this office for that reason alone as I...more
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Dr. Kato is a brilliant and compassionate physician. She diagnosed me with a disabling diagnosis which was difficult for me to hear. Kato makes herself accessible when my symptoms appear and she knows how to reduce them. I have complete confidence in her medical expertise and the manner in which...more
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Extremely RUDE & UNCARING --I am a Wheelchair paralyzed patient asked to walk??? by office staff while observed by Dr Kato --Doctor very inconvenienced by my handicap --Do not recommend
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Dr. Kato is good doctor and is very nice but if you want something done in a timely fashioin, don't go to this physician. She has a lot of knowledge in her field and is well known but my experience was fair. In my opinion, the office staff doesn't to know what they're doing and it makes the doctor...more
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Dr. Kato is a very gentle and caring physician. I read on the website that she performs sinus surgery, but she does not. She refers surgical problems to other doctors.
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