Dr. Kathy Yu, MD

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Dr. Kathy Yu, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Female

Southern California Ear, Nose, and Throat 7677 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Get Directions
(714) 898-2221

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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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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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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
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • 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

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
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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

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  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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  • 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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Dr. Yu's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
31 – 45 minutes

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
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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.