Dr. Kathy Yu, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatFemaleAge 42

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Kathy Yu, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Long Beach, CA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Yu has extensive experience in Upper Respiratory Conditions. She graduated from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2005. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Kathy Yu, MD

Southern California Ear, Nose and Throat

433 E Wardlow Rd Long Beach, CA 90807
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Yu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Yu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Yu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (562) 427-0550.

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. Yu is experienced in the area of Upper Respiratory Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

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Sinusitis
Acute Sinusitis
Chronic Sinusitis
Allergic Rhinitis
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Dr. Yu's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Testing
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Food Allergy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Infections
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Patch Testing
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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(562) 427-0550

Dr. Yu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
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UC Care-CA PPO
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Dr. Yu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yu

3.7

Based on 19 ratings

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I can not say enough good things about Dr. Kathy Yu and her courteous and welcoming office staff esp. Antoinette and Jenny. Dr. Yu’s professionalism is amazing. She is super intelligent and knows what she is doing. She takes time to explain the symptoms and next steps. Sometimes you may have to wait for your turn a little but she gives 110 percent to all her patients. She also returned all my calls personally and answered all my questions before my sinuplasty procedure and put me at ease.Her surgical techniques are state of the art and minimally invasive which minimizes bleeding and pain. I am so happy to be her patient. I am definitely going to refer anyone that needs an ENT doctor. I would highly recommend her! My sincere thank you to Dr Kathy Yu and her entire staff. You guys rock!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Salman Nakhuda – Mar 29, 2020
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If you want an ENT that truly knows their profession, and has the ability to conquer the tough cases, as well as the more common cases, then my wife and I recommend that you go see Dr Kathy Yu-Syken! She is a talented doctor, and surrounds herself with talented staff. Like her medical assistant John, her office leader Antoinette, and all the associates in the office. If you bring your ENT issue to Dr Yu-Syken, we believe you will feel confident, that you have come to the right place. I know we have!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Ray Poltack – Jan 15, 2020
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I consider myself very fortunate to have discovered Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken. I first went to her office for an ear infection and during her thorough examination and history, she treated the ear infection with positive results, discovered that I had a chronic sinusitis condition that I was unaware of. Dr. Yu-Syken first treated with antibiotics and finally determined that outpatient surgery was necessary. She performed a balloon sinuplasty and the results are excellent. She is an outstanding physician, surgeon and a very caring person. As a followup to the surgery, she sent me a text and included her cellphone number in the event I had problems. I have not had any. I recommend her without any hesitation or reservation whatsoever. She is my go-to ENT in the event I need future treatment in that area. An additional plus is the wonderful, friendly and efficient staff at her office. It is one of the most inviting physician's office I have visited.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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JOHn P O'Brien – Sep 13, 2019
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I was seeing another ENT Doctor, for my sinus and was getting no where, other then being told I would have to live with my condition, that's when I switch to Dr. Yu, the best decision I ever made Dr. Yu spends the time with you , and makes sure you understand, your condition. Dr. Yu performed a CT image guided sinus procedure on me, she was outstanding made me feel so comfortable, and relaxed, called me the next day to check how I was doing what Dr. does that, I highly, highly recommend Dr. Yu
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Irvin A – Feb 12, 2019
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Dry Yu and her staff are a wonderful team. I can't say enough about the attention to detail and care that they have shown.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Marti R in Huntington Beach, CA – Oct 09, 2018
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I have seen 3 other ENT's and many other DR's and NONE are more diligent than DR. Yu-Syken. She is pro-active, and spends alot of time listening to patient's needs and symptoms. Dr. Yu-Syken personally followed up getting lab results, while being put on-hold for 10 minutes. No Dr. does that! She has moved offices to a more efficient staff in Huntington Beach.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Gary in Signal hill – Feb 24, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Quality care in a caring but efficient environment

Biography

Dr. Kathy Yu graduated from the prestigious UCR/UCLA 7-year Biomedical Sciences program, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She completed her bi-campus...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Rhinology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education

2010
New York Presbyterian Hospital-University Hospitals Of Columbia and Cornell
Residency Hospital
2006
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2005
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Medical School
2001
University of California, Riverside
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Kathy Yu, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Yu has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Kathy Yu, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Kathy Yu, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Yu's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Kathy Yu, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Kathy Yu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Yu frequently treats Upper Respiratory Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Yu specializes.

Where is Dr. Kathy Yu, MD's office located?

Dr. Yu's office is located at 433 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Kathy Yu, MD speak?

Dr. Yu speaks Spanish, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Southern California Ear, Nose and Throat

Southern California Ear, Nose and Throat433 E Wardlow Rd Long Beach, CA 90807
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Orange County Ear Allergy Nose & Neck

Jeffrey S Illeck MD17742 Beach Blvd Ste 345 Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Southern California Ear, Nose, and Throat

Southern California Ear, Nose, and Throat7677 Center Ave Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Yu is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

52% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Los Alamitos Medical Center

Los Alamitos, CA

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA