Dr. William Yao, MD

Dr. William Yao, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 35
Dr. William Yao, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 2009 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and rhinology.Read his story

6400 Fannin St Ste 2700

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 500-5410

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Care Network
  • Community Health Choice
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Allergic Reaction
more than 89% of peers
Deviated Septum
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Yao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yao "William Yao, MD is an assistant professor in the Department Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Yao received his medical degree at the University of Colorado Health Science Center School of Medicine, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2008. He completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was recognized with the 2014 Resident Teaching Award. He subsequently completed a fellowship in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Yao is fluent in English and Japanese. He is the coauthor of chapters on the surgical management of encephaloceles and skull base surgery in Head and Neck Surgery (2nd Edition) and ENT Secrets (3rd Edition), respectively. He has coauthored numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals, including The Laryngoscope, International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, American Journal of Medicine and Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Yao has a strong interest in education, including the development of teaching instruments for resident education. His clinical research interests include chronic sinusitis outcomes and endoscopic transnasal surgical management of orbital disease."


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2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Rhinology

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

16  Conditions Treated

20  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • University of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Baylor College of Medicine, TX
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base surgery - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yao to family and friends
8 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Yao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I recently had sinus surgery performed by Dr. William Yao. I was a very difficult case and during surgery experienced lots of bleeding issues. Dr. Yao did extremely well under press and I am 100% satisfied with the results. I saw Dr. Yao for a total of 4 office visits. Each time he was very...more
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Was very I'm formative and communities concerning my visit. That applied when I needed to alk o I'm via his assistant. I would recommend him to anyone.
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He is really smart and a great guy. He fixed my sinuses and it's so much better. He really listens and treats you as a competent patient. I highly recommend Cathy S
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Excellent and very informative dr . Gives hope back to life
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