I was losing my voice... I was unable to sing at all. I always sounded hoarse. I went to see an ENT who referred me to Dr. Yung. She ran some tests, recorded me and showed me how strained my throat was and that my vocal chords were not effectively closing. the first step was to have me do speech therapy for 3 months with Wend. The objective of the therapy was to teach me to properly breath when I speak. This was a challenge, but with practice it became intuitive and I saw progress. Then Dr. Yung injected a temporary filler to "fill out my vocal chords" so they functioned properly. This would only last 3 months, then allow us to assess the next step. 4 months later, I couldn't believe the change in my voice! She showed me a comparison from when I first was her. Night & Day. My voice was fuller, less strained and tired. The process can be a bit frustrating because you relearn how to speak more relaxed and comfortably. But the end result is amazing. Dr. Yung and her entire staff did an amazing job. I have my voice back! No hoarseness. I can speak easily and comfortably. I am so happy with the result. Thanks! Dr. Yung!!!
As a trans woman, I have been researching surgery to lift the pitch of my voice for a number of years. My search spanned the globe including Korea, the US, and abroad. I am so glad that my voice therapist recommended Dr. Yung at San Francisco Voice and Swallowing. Not only are they a day trip just down the coast from Seattle but the end results are everything I could have hoped for. Dr. Yung and her team have forever changed my life for the better. I cannot thank them enough.
Dr. Yung is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with. She is super into her craft. I loved talking with her about things. I never felt like I had to hold back. I asked whatever questions came to mind, and she was so knowledgeable. She and her team of voice therapists are magical human beings. There really aren't words to describe how much I love these folks. I participated in voice therapy and had vocal cord surgery, and I am so glad I went there.
I received amazing care from Dr. Katherine Yung and Kristin Bond. My voice was strained and it was exhausting to speak. Dr. Yung diagnosed me quickly with a polyp on my vocal cord and thoroughly explained to me what my treatment options were. I saw Dr. Yung for the treatments and Kristin for speech therapy. Together, they helped me get my voice back to normal and I learned techniques that I could stick with to help prevent the polyp from coming back. Dr. Yung and Kristin are not only professional, but they are friendly and have excellent bedside manners. The staff is also awesome. I highly recommend Dr. Yung and Kristin!
I received amazing care from Dr. Katherine Yung and Kristin Bond. My voice was strained and it was exhausting to speak. Dr. Yung diagnosed me quickly with a polyp on my vocal cord and thoroughly explained to me what my treatment options were. I saw Dr. Yung for the treatments and Kristin for speech therapy. Together, they helped me get my voice back to normal and I learned techniques that I could stick with to help prevent the polyp from coming back. Dr. Yung and Kristin are not only professional, but they are friendly and have excellent bedside manner. The staff is also awesome. I highly recommend Dr. Yung and Kristin!
“I cannot thank you enough for all your support and care this year in helping me address living with ISS [idiopathic subglottic stenosis]. You are an amazing doctor and even more amazing woman. The rapport you have with patients is evident in all you do and your care and concern is equally apparent. Thank you for taking time to help me be the best I can be and have more and more quality time with my family.”
- Mary (San Francisco, CA)
“As a professional opera singer, it is very important to me and to my career to have a doctor that understands the conditions and treatments for what many of us suffer from. Not only does Dr. Yung have that knowledge but knows how to treat them as well. She and her staff are caring and professional.” - Raymond (Cleveland, Ohio)
I had a sore throat for months, most notably after talking all day at work, talking to my kids all evening and during this past year, straining to talk through N95 mask usage at work in a hospital. I thought it was part of my new normal. I am amazed and happy to share that visiting Dr. Yung and Kristen Bond, as referred by my ENT, diagnosed and treated the root cause of the problem using a combination of scoping the throat to see the vocal cords and surrounding muscle tightness and voice therapy to address the efficiency of voice production and also to address the muscle tightness, breathing issues, and jaw issues that all plated roles in the dysfunction. I highly recommend this outstanding team. They are professional, kind and patient. The best part is, it worked! My throat is no longer sore, without medication. I am amazed!
Dr. Katherine Yung and her staff have been nothing short of AMAZING. I have been treated for Spasmodic Dysphonia and a voice tremor for many years. Due to very frustrating billing and scheduling issues in a large clinic, Dr. Yung was highly recommended to me. From day one, during a pandemic I might add, I have been so impressed and pleased with my experience. First, with the office staff... polite, knowledgeable and prompt. Then, Dr. Yung's ability and talent to inject my vocal chords with very tolerable pain was AMAZING! She made sure to follow up and check on my progress. Her recommendation for speech therapy proved to be invaluable with both Wendy and Kirsten. I also had specific billing questions as I will be changing plans in January. Much to my pleasant surprise, my questions were answered immediately and with no hesitation. Dr. Yung and the SF Voice and Swallowing clinic have impressed me in absolutely every area. Obviously ... I highly recommend them!!