Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken, MD, FACS

Head & Neck Surgeon

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Professional Statement

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.

**PLEASE NOTE: Audio services are ONLY available at the Long Beach location**

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Although I waited 1.5 hours, Dr. Yu answered most of my questions. I still plan to stay with her for now.

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Always very friendly and professional, but unfortunately the second consecutive time we've waited over and hour.

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I enjoy my visits with Dr.Yu-Syken a lot .She spend time with me and really listens. She is never hurried or distracted

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Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken is a great and awesome doctor, she is professional. Dr. Yu-Syken was able to diagnose my symptom in my first visit. Dr. Yu-Syken is a greater listener. Dr. Yu-Syken explained her plan for the treatment, and took time to listen to me. I recommend Dr. Yu-Syken highly as a professional and knowledgable in her field of ENT.

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I really enjoyed my office visit with Kathy, she really listens to me , I appreciate her

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It was worth the wait to get a Doctor that listens to you as well as examines you and treats accordingly

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She's a great doctor.

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It's pretty good but the wait time is horrible . Had been for the last 3 years. Wait for about 1 hour . Obviously they are over booked!

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We discussed the issue and made plans for the next visit. Finally, someone that understands my nose!

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the first visit i had with Dr, was very impressive. the second was not!!!!!! it appeared she was RUSHED and didn't have time to fully carry out the appointment. i felt her answers to my questions were not solid, i left the building with unanswered questions. i was very disappointed with her and WILL NOT return to her again.

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I got the answer I want. She's a very good excellent DR.

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Very knowledgable about the sinuses.. felt she was thorough. Short wait in the office was nice when I was a little early. Testing was very thorough. Bedside manner average.

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Wait time was a little longer than usual. BUT Doctor had very sound explanation that another doc was not coming in and they were trying to fil all appointments and it was going to take a little longer than usual.

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She was caring and wanted to get to the root cause of symptoms.

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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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I thought she was perfunctory. And almost distracted. She did apologize for the delay after I brought it up. Still haven't received a call to schedule the scan she recommended.

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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.