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B. Maya Kato, MD

B. Maya Kato, MDExperienced Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor in Palm Desert

Dr. B. Maya Kato is a board certified medical doctor (MD) certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She is a fellowship-trained Otologist/Neurotologist and serves patients suffering from disorders of the ear, hearing problems, and balance issues. She provides care to pediatric and adult patients and has clinical expertise in the fields of hearing loss, dizziness and balance disorders, pediatric otology, cochlear implants, implantable hearing devices, and skull base surgery.

Dr. Kato is a native of Los Angeles, California. She graduated with honors in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1989 and received her MD degree form the University of California, San Francisco, in 1994. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington in 2000 and then completed a two-year fellowship in Otology, Neurology and Skull Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute.

Dr. Kato currently serves as the medical director and founder of The Ear Institute, Center for the Ear, Hearing, & Balance in Palm Desert, California.

Other notable accomplishments and activities:

  • Published research articles in the fields of otology, otolaryngology, and neurosciences
  • Presented nationwide at clinical and scientific meetings
  • Active in residency training, directing the temporal bone dissection course fro Northern California Kaiser Otolaryngology residents for several years
  • Former member of the teaching faculty at UC San Francisco and UC Davis


Medical Services Available at The Ear Institute

Dr. Kato services patients wth a wide range of specialty services that address problems related to the ears, hearing, and balance. Dizziness is one of the most common symptoms of problems with an organ system and can be caused by ear disorders, degeneration of balance mechanisms associated with the aging process, dehydration or even a side effect of certain medications. Dr. Kato offers the following and other services at her practice:

  • Epley maneuver
  • Balance testing
  • Balance rehabilitation
  • Cochlear implants
  • Facial nerve surgery
  • Ear reconstruction
  • Skull base surgery
  • Menderes disease treatment

If you are experiencing dizzy spells, hearing loss, or other problems related to hearing or balance, schedule your consultation with Dr. B. Maya Kato today.

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