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Christopher S. Yang, MD

Languages: English, Korean
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Caring is the foundation for excellence. My role as a physician and surgeon is to place the interest of the patient above all else. Listen carefully to my patients and learn, explain options clearly, deliver expert treatment.
Field of Study
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School
Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical Interests
  • adenoiditis
  • adenoids
  • chronic cough
  • chronic tonsillitis
  • conductive hearing loss
  • difficulty speaking
  • dry nose
  • dry sinus
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • ear canal lesion
  • ear cyst
  • ear drainage
  • ears abscess
  • enlarged adenoids
  • epistaxis
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • eustachian tube
  • excessive drooling
  • excessive salivation
  • face swelling
  • facial cyst
  • fissured tongue
  • frostbite of ear
  • hairy tongue
  • halitosis
  • head abscess
  • head lump
  • head mass
  • hoarseness
  • hypoglossal nerve disease
  • hypoglossal nerve injury
  • impacted cerumen
  • inner ear trauma
  • itchy ear
  • laryngeal cancer
  • laryngeal papillomatosis
  • laryngeal polyps
  • laryngitis
  • lip droop
  • ludwig's angina
  • lump in throat
  • mouth abscess
  • mouth bleeding
  • mouth breathing
  • mouth pain
  • mouth ulcer
  • nasal congestion
  • nasal drainage
  • nasal polyps
  • neck abscess
  • neck cyst
  • neck lymph nodes
  • neck mass
  • neoplasm of salivary gland
  • noisy breathing
  • nose abscess
  • nose cyst
  • nose pain
  • nystagmus
  • olfactory nerve disease
  • oral inflammation
  • oral pathology
  • otitis
  • perforated ear drum
  • pharyngitis
  • polyp of cheek
  • post nasal drip
  • presbycusis
  • remove sinus packing
  • revision of tracheostomy
  • rhinitis
  • rhinoscleroma
  • salivary duct
  • salivary gland disorders
  • scratchy voice
  • sialolithiasis
  • sinus surgery
  • sinusitis
  • skin cancer surgery
  • sleep apnea surgery
  • smell disorders
  • snoring
  • sore throat
  • speech disorders
  • spots on mouth
  • spots on tongue
  • strep throat
  • stridor
  • stylohyoid syndrome
  • suppurative tonsillitis
  • swallowing problem
  • swollen parotid
  • swollen throat
  • throat abscess
  • throat drainage
  • throat mass
  • throat tightness
  • tinnitus
  • tongue pain
  • tongue sores
  • tongue tied
  • tonsillitis
  • tonsils
  • tracheostomy
  • turbinate surgery
  • velopharyngeal deficiencies
  • vocal cord abnormalities
  • vocal cord dysfunction
  • vocal cord lesion
  • vocal cord paralysis
  • vocal cord strain
  • voice problems
  • voice screening
  • xerostomia

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.2 out of 5 (120 Ratings, 11 Comments)


I did not feel the doctor was very kid friendly. He was very knowledgeable just did not seem to have experience or know how to deal with my 3 year old. He was not able to help us and referred us to Children's hospital which I have to wait until February to get into.

I scheduled sleep apnea sugery. The surgery scheduler, the pre-op nurse, and I think the Anesthesiologist all said I'd be going home a couple hours after the surgery. When Dr. Yang checked in on me in pre-op, he mentioned I'd be spending the night in the hospital. I told him others told me otherwise, he reacted with surprise and asked me "Who told you that?" The pre-op nurse also mentioned that while I was in recover I'd be given medications in pill form and crackers to help me get them down. Crackers right after throat surgery? I don't think so. Many staff involved in my pre-op seemed not to know exactly what was going on and had the wrong information to provide me. This was disheartening and discouraging to me and me even more apprehensive about my recovery.

A somewhat dispiriting visit. [...] The intent was to determine whether my baby needs tubes in his ears to prevent ear infections. the doctor took about one minute to look I. his ears then scheduled another appointment to do a hearing test and discuss next steps. WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THIS INITIAL VISIT? just schedule the hearing test at the outset. why take the time and money for an appointment that basically did nothing (I am sure the many other docs who have looked in his ears could have shared the info).

The provider explained very well but being an ENT specialist and knowing that I had trouble hearing he didn't make sure I understood what he said(I later realized I had misunderstood some of the instructions)

Dr. Yang seemed exasperated with me & my attempts to solve the wax in my ear myself. He was unaware of the name of the device used in GP offices to remove ear wax. He used a vacuum to remove the wax from my left ear but did not look or touch my right ear. Does he think ear wax is only produced on the left? He vacuumed the left ear, announced I was done, and left the room.

Dr. Yang is great. The only think I think he could do to improve is to slow down a little bit and spend a little more time with his patients.

The provider spent a minimal amount of time on the issue I came to see him for, then immediately pivoted into why I needed a septoplasty and attempted to get me on the schedule as soon as possible. I had never seen this provider before and within 10 minutes he was hustling me onto his surgical schedule. it was h toward and frankly showed little regard for me as a patient or a person. The provider's bedside manner was poor [...].His explanation as to why I needed the surgery was brief and dismissive, and when questioned as to the possibility of side effect he bragged that they only occurred in 1% of his patients, a claim I find dubious at best. The doctor was a classic medical bully, clearly used to getting his way rather than working in the patient's best interest.

Dr. Yang is an excellent doctor. In the course of my receiving treatment over the years, I've interacted with a lot of doctors. It's one thing to enjoy a doctor's expertise and training, and another to experience his/her humanity and social skill set. Dr. Yang is clearly present as a compassionate and warm human, who is skilled at connecting, communicating, executing the job, and reassuring his patient. I'd like to communicate a hearty thank you to Dr. Yang and his staff.

I had my nose cauterized. I've had this done before by the same doctor. But I didn't recall the details or procedures from previously. He did not explain any of it to me. Further, it was most unpleasant, and I felt he was dismissive and unconcerned. On the prior occasion, he was terrific.

I saw the physician for a lesion on my tongue. He thought it was benign but removed it at my request. To staunch the bleeding he chemically cauterized the site of the excision which worked well. However I was a little surprised that he didn't suggest I wash my mouth before leaving the office.

There was not nearly enough pre-op discussion about the intensity of the operation or what the procedure involved.
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