Dr. Kathryn Obana, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatFemaleAge 63

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Kathryn Obana, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Mountainview, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of California School of Medicine - Davis medical school in 1984. She is affiliated with Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital). Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Kathryn Obana, MD

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

701eelcaminoreal Mountainview, CA 94040 ()
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I was recommended to Dr. Obana in the 2000's. She is very gentle with her procedures. Can u imagine being shuff roughly when they need to put a tube down your nasal passage to look at your throat??? Two of my former ENTs are so damn rough and careless leaving me with fear of getting my throat look at using a tube from nasal down to throat. I am her patient since 2007. THe person recommended me to her is a patient since 1997.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jennifer – May 30, 2020
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This review is overdue. I saw her twice a few years ago for a diagnosis of TMD and later something else. She has very good judgement, trustworthy, pro-patient, and humble, all the qualities you would want in a doctor.
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Biography

Dr. Kathryn Obana, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Mountainview, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Stanford U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1985
Stanford U Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1984
University of California School of Medicine - Davis
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Kathryn Obana, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Obana frequently treats Earwax Buildup, Ear Ache, and Outer Ear Infection. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Obana treats.

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Dr. Obana's office is located at 701eelcaminoreal, Mountainview, CA 94040. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Obana's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Earwax Buildup
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Obana treats Earwax Buildup more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Obana treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Ear Ache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Obana treats Ear Ache more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Obana treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Outer Ear Infection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Obana treats Outer Ear Infection more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Obana treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Obana's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Audiometry
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
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UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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