Dr. Kathy Yu, MD

Dr. Kathy Yu, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 38
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Dr. Kathy Yu, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Huntington Beach, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2005 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, sleep medicine, and more.Read her story

17742 Beach Blvd Ste 355

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Yu performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Tonsillectomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Tonsillitis
very high
more than 95% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Yu's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Yu's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yu "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 residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the renowned Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and has had many articles published in national medical journals, as well as had the honor of presenting her work at several national Otolaryngology meetings. She is one of the few surgeons certified in performing Balloon Sinuplasty as an office procedure without the need for general anesthesia. She is trilingual, and speaks Spanish and Mandarin-Chinese. In addition, Dr. Yu-Syken is a member of many professional associations, including The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and American College of Surgeons. She currently serves as Chairperson of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Yu "Quality care in a caring but efficient environment"

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

59  Conditions Treated

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51  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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)
  • 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 Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula 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
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Tympanometry
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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.

Education

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yu's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yu to family and friends
14 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Yu's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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...more
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