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Dr. Katharine Yao, MD

General Surgery*
4.6 (16)
Map Pin Small Evanston, IL
Accepting new patients
30 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Katharine Yao, MD

Dr. Katharine Yao, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Evanston, IL. They specialize in General Surgery, has 30 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Glenbrook Hospital, Evanston Hospital, Highland Park Hospital and Skokie Hospital. Dr. Yao, completed a residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Yao an average 4.6 star rating.

Dr. Yao works at Practice in Evanston, IL with other offices in Highland Park, IL and Glenview, IL. They frequently treat conditions like Breast Lump and Breast Cancer along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Yao's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Northshore University Health System
    2650 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (847) 570-1700
  2. 2
    Highland Park Hospital
    777 Park Ave W, Highland Park, IL 60035 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (847) 432-8000
  3. 3
    Patricia Nolan Center for Breast Health
    2050 Pfingsten Rd Ste 130, Glenview, IL 60026 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (847) 570-1700

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Glenbrook Hospital
  • Evanston Hospital
  • Highland Park Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital

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Breast Lump
Breast Cancer
Lumpectomy
Breast Carcinoma
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Male Breast Carcinoma
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Biopsy of Breast
Abdominal Pain
Anemia
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Biliary Atresia
Bone Cancer
Brain Cancer
Breast Diseases
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Carcinoma in Situ
Cholangiocarcinoma
Crohn's Disease
Endocrine Gland Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer
Hemorrhoids
Hodgkin's Disease
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypothalamus Cancer
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Lipomas
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Liver Cancer
Lobular Carcinoma
Lung Cancer
Lymphoma
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Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Lymphosarcoma
Male Breast Cancer
Malignant Pituitary Gland Tumor
Melanoma
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Metastatic Breast Cancer
Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Oral Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pineal Region Tumors
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Prostate Cancer
Reticulosarcoma
Retroperitoneum Cancer
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Salivary Gland Cancer
Secondary Malignancies
Skin Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Skin
Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodule
Uterine Cancer
Ventral Hernia
Vulvar Cancer
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Breast Augmentation
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reduction
Cancer Screening
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Dressing and Debridement of Wound or Infection
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Oral Cancer Screening
Port Placements or Replacements
Puncture Aspiration
Sentinel Node Biopsy
Skin Screenings
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Spinal Nerve Block
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    • Aetna
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    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Beech Street (Multiplan)
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    4.6
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    Based on 16 ratings
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    About Dr. Katharine Yao, MD

    Specialties*
    • General Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 30 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1184698060
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • John Wayne Cancer Institute
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Katharine Yao, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Yao is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Yao has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Yao has seen patients for Breast Lump and Breast Cancer, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Yao on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    16 patients have reviewed Dr. Yao. The overall rating for this provider is 4.6. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Yao.

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