Dr. Yi Kao, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

Otolaryngology Group Central PA 2505 Green Tech Dr Ste C State College, PA 16803 Get Directions
Dr. Yi Kao, MD

Dr. Yi Kao, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in State College, PA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Kao is affiliated with Mount Nittany Medical Center.

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Dr. Kao's Reviews

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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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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Portsmouth Naval Hosp

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • 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