Dr. Yi Kao, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(17)
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Dr. Yi Kao, MD
Dr. Yi Kao, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in State College, PA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Kao is affiliated with Mount Nittany Medical Center.

2505 Green Tech Dr Ste C

State College, PA 16803

Contact Information

(814) 231-7750

Dr. Yi Kao, MD

Dr. Yi Kao, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • UPMC

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Dr. Kao's Experience

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Dr. Kao'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 sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
49

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Procedures

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Portsmouth Naval Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kao to family and friends
3.8
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Kao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
State College, PA |
Dr Kao doesn't use anesthesia when doing the "clean out" second step of a nasal surgery. It's extremely uncomfortable and painful. When trying to communicate my concern, he responded angrily. I would drive to Hershey if you care about pain.
in Rebersburg, PA |
I would rate my experience with Dr. Kao 5/5 except that it was only after surgery that I was informed that the stent is considered experimental and not covered by insurance. I suppose I will be more vigilant next time I have surgical work done.
in PA |
I have been seeing Dr Kao for many years but I no longer see him. The last time I called to get an appointment for a severe sinus infection with facial swelling the women at the front desk told me I would have to wait for 2 months. I explained that Dr Kao tells me to get in right away so he can prevent more surgeries but they did not care and were very rude. I had to find another Doctor and now I have to have surgery. I really miss the old office staff, they were so nice and caring.
in State College, PA |
I cannot recommend Dr. Kao enough. I first consulted with other physicians partnered within my primary care group. I'm so glad I opted for a second opinion because the endoscopic sinus surgery to repair my deviated septum was a breeze (compared to other recommendation of separate nose job and septoplasty). Dr. Kao is extremely knowledgeable and willing to take time to explain things (multiple times if needed). I'd recommend scheduling an appointment if you have any need.
in Cranford, NJ |
Having tried to make an appt for my college student, in most conversations, the staff was indifferent and not at all understanding nor caring. Having finally received an appt, this doctor was unprofessional, perhaps he thought he could speak to a student with less respect because a parent was not present. The staff and doc could take a lesson from the city in professionalism, instead of acting like they have never before treated humans. Also,I have 8 yrs experience working in a medical office.
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Dr. Kao accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kao has admitting privileges

Mount Nittany Medical Center
1800 E Park Ave
State College, PA 16803
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