Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken, MD, FACS

Head & Neck Surgeon

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433 E. Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA, 90807
7677 Center Ave., #202, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
10861 Cherry St, Suite 303, Los Alamitos, CA, 90720

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Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken 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 Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She is certified in Balloon Sinuplasty and proficient in many minimally invasive office procedures without the need for general anesthesia. Dr. Yu has had many articles published in national medical journals, as well as had the honor of presentating her work at several national Otolaryngology meetings. 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 Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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It was a good visit and Dr. Yu Syken was very professional.

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She is great!

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Love her!

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Always a pleasure, and I have to say that Antoinette at the front desk is quite friendly and very professional.

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Great doctor would highly recommend her

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Very thorough and patiently explained the results of my sleep study and treatment proposed.

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Friendly

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Very pleased with her service.

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Being a popular facility ... one tends to expect usual long waiting times. It would be useful for the staff to periodically provide updates to patients awaiting their turn.

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She was very sweet

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Dr Yu-Syken is very efficient and thorough. I always enjoy my appointments with her.

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I'm glad I went to her and I'm looking forward to meeting her again so we can find out more about my hearing test results.

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She is a very caring Medical Professional. She makes the time to listen, to then explain her findings and steps to address & remedy my conditions.

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She is a great ENT! Listens to all your questions and has knowledge of more than just ENT problems. Was telling her about my other things going on and being tested for and she said that could be why this is happening to you. Let me see reports about it and we can decide on a plan of action for your sinus issues.

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Dr Kathy is a great dr but I hate the wait I had a 315 apt for my 2 year old son and I wasn't seen closer to 5 .

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She is great! My husband, daughter and myself see her and she takes her time with each of us.

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Great doctor who care's about your health. Attentive and thorough.

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The doctor and office staff were very friendly and very helpful. The only drawback was the 75 -85 minute wait. I was told when I arrived she was about 45 minutes behind, so I was made aware of that. The doctor was great - friendly, professional and explained everything very clearly. I will be seeing her again soon.

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She is amazing. Dr Yu-Syken is very thorough and gives you quality time. Never rushed, and does not makes me feel like I'm just a number. If there is a wait, it's because she gives the quality time to each patient. She is definitely worth the wait!!

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Dr. Yu-Syken was excellent. My only complaint was the 45+ minute wait. And then she took a patient ahead of us that we had arrived way before. She apologized.

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I've seen [2] different ENT doctors in the Fountain Valley area before her. Dr. Nguyen and Bui. She is the only doctor that actually attentively to me and would provide advice/explanations and seem to actually care. Other ENT's only saw me as a business transaction. The other ENT's were not helpful and miss-diagnosed my symptoms when I in fact had a sinus infection.

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Dr. Yu-Syken is very professional and always takes the time to listen and ask questions.

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I walked out and wanted to cry with joy. I FINALLY have answers to some of my health problems I have been complaining to other doctors for years!!

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Outstanding. Very professional and friendly. Knowledgeable of my problems.

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Very personable. Remembered the presenting condition and inquired about my progress in light of her prescription. When I explained about snafus with insurance relative to prescriptions, she easily and confidently came up with work-arounds. I look forward to my future appointment.

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Wait time was WAY too long and this office needs to book appts. a little smarter. I don't like waiting for 1/1/2 hours to see a doctor. She is very nice, however.

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Love the doctors and staff my boys have been well taken care for the last 4 years.

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Great first visit and she communicates in detail very clearly. Reading materials in waiting room are very limited.

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She was very nice and to the point. I felt super comfortable with her approach and recommendations.

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Dr Yu-Syken is highly professional, empathetic and very detailed in her diagnosis and recommendations.

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I really like Dr Yu-Syken. She is attentive and informative. As for the office management, I do think the office admin continue to overbook/overlap appointments so you feel rushed. I did have a problem with the office not calling the pharmacy after the appt. When I called my pharmacist at 6 they hadn't received a prescription and therefore called the Dr.'s office. The office gave them my prescription, but either they couldn't read the dr's handwriting or the dr forgot to prescribe a steroid so I'll have to call the next day.

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I believe Dr. Yu-Suken was very knowledgeable of the conditions I explained to her I am experiencing with my throat. I just hope my condition gets better very soon with the medication she prescribed.

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She was very thorough and explained everything.

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She is very professional Doctor and I truthfully recommend her

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She was great, diagnosed the situation and treatment right on the spot.

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The medical building is not well maintained since when you walk in to the building you'll be breathing in dense and dusty air that's mostly stale air circulating within the building. However, the doctors' office is much better AC air quality but it all depends on other patients who are in the room with you and whether they smoked or have body odors. i was there when a middle age man seemly healthy with good speaking voice talked on and on with the office staffs, and i was filling out the forms when the office staffs started laughing and sure enough i smelled someone's body odors released. i already had trouble breathing due to nasal congestions and that's why i don't like going to doctors' office when patients were there to relieve their body odors. However, Dr. Yu-Syken was very helpful to me and she is a smart doctor and very pleasant!

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Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken was very professional and listened to the symptoms and had the solutions of what should be done. Office visit was on time.

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I feel that Dr. Yu-Syken has the training, experience and dedication that makes a great doctor. She is very professional and personal. Thank you Dr. Yu-Syken! John F. 8/18/15

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Really listened & extremely thorough

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Very informed and knows her stuff.