Dr. Kathy Yu, MD

Dr. Kathy Yu, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Female | 36 years old

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Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken graduated from the prestigious UCR/UCLA 7-year Biomedical sciences program, Magna Cum Laude. She completed her bi-campus residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is also certified in office Balloon Sinuplasty, and has published numerous academic articles.Read more

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Dr. Yu's Care Philosophy

Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken graduated from the prestigious UCR/UCLA 7-year Biomedical sciences program, Magna Cum Laude. She completed her bi-campus residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is also certified in office Balloon Sinuplasty, and has published numerous academic articles.

Dr. Yu's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Infections
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule

Education

  • Medical School
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hospital-University Hospitals Of Columbia and Cornell

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, Riverside

    Graduated in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laceration Repair
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Tympanometry