Dr. Jimmy Sun, MD

Dr. Jimmy Sun, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Jimmy Sun, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Placentia, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1998 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and facial plastic & reconstructive surgery.

1275 N Rose Dr Ste 104

Placentia, CA 92870

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Tricare
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 93% of peers
Ear Ache
very high
more than 92% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sun "My top priority in the first visit is to establish an accurate diagnosis.  A major part of my approach is taking a careful history including hearing the patient's words and recognizing his/her nonverbal clues. I examine the patient to confirm or rule out my suspicions. 

I use endoscopy (a thin flexible camera that can be inserted to view the nose and throat) when needed to investigate areas not visible on a typical physical exam. Endoscopy gives immediate information without radiation exposure. Of course, I do order scans when necessary, but never to substitute for a careful exam.

I tailor treatments individually for each patient. . I am mindful that patient's have out of pocket costs. I offer generics and nonsurgical treatments whenever possible.  Every patient will have a different treatment that is best suited for her/him.

We want the simplest, quickest, least expensive, least invasive, lowest risk, most effective treatment.  Obviously, no one treatment is going to fit all of those criteria, so my rule is that each patient choose his or her treatment with my nonjugdemental guidance.  My goal is to have as many as may patients achieve their desire outcomes by succeeding one patient at a time."

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2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

82  Conditions Treated

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42  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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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.


  • Cornell
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University of California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Kaiser Permanente Med Grp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Jimmy Sun, MD
My first time visiting Dr. Sun. His staff were very polite and professional. Short wait time. Dr. Sun came in and introduced himself, asked about my problem and proceeded to check my ear. He determined that it was wax and proceeded to remove it. He distracted me from what he was doing by conversing...Read More
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Alice Knechtel – May 10, 2018
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Dr. Sun is a life saver! After suffering for 13 days with severe Vertigo, I care to see Dr. Sun. After doing a few sound tests and vision tests, he determinednit wasn’t a tumor or neurological. The than had me lay down and he watched my eye movement. He said, “I know what it is!” He then did a...Read More
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Karla in Riverside, CA – May 01, 2018
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I saw Dr. Sun as a second opinion and was very impressed. The first thing he did was scope me so he could see what was really going on and what the best options are. Whereas the other ENT I had seen previously just wanted to have me do expensive testing and take more unnecessary medications. Dr....Read More
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Shannon in Orange – Nov 17, 2017
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I have asked many different doctors about my condition, and well they all provided me with a quick glance and said it was normal. But it started to take a toll on my life so I decided to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sun. He was a funny and sweet guy, very easy to talk too. Definitely made me...Read More
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Fullerton, CA – Oct 10, 2017
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I really like Dr. Sun because he is professional, courteous and kind. He diagnosed my cancer and then operated on me twice and basically saved my face, which is very important to me (doh!). The office hours are so flexible and they work very hard to get you seen, even on short notice.
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Yorba Linda, CA – Jul 19, 2017
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