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Dr. Steven Kmucha

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Daly City , CA
38 years experience male

Locations

San Francisco-Peninsula Ear, Nose and Throat Associates

Daly City , CA

Address

1800 Sullivan Avenue, Suite 604, Daly City , CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

6507563441

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

23 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Neck "noise": This is a common experience for many people. It is usually associated with degeneration (think about arthritis) in the neck. This often results with n... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Too many variabies: That is a very difficult question to answer as there are two significantly different types of biopsies, each of which has a potential range of costs. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Headaches: There are many type of facial pain and many kinds of headaches. Please discuss your symptoms with a physician who specializes in the treatment of head... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Good question: The ear symptoms may last a few days prior to complete return to normal despite completion of the oral antibiotic. IF the symptoms last longer than 6 ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Other options: Constant (more than a few weeks) runny nose may be a sign of many types of nasal inflammation. Antihistamines are essentially only helpful for nasal i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Otolaryngologist: Please get a thorough evaluation from an otolaryngologist. Your discomfort may be the result of snoring, sleep apnea, acid reflux or other problems. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Go to your doctor.: There are many causes of these symptoms. Please discuss with your primary care physician. It may also be advisable to consider a neurology consultatio... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Loratidine products are some of the weakest oral antihistamines on the market. But a single 10mg daily dose may not meet the needs of every individual... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
See below: The most common cause is migraine, which can be triggered by seasonal changes, physiologic changes, stress, etc. To rule out other causes, it would be... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Things to consider..: Blocked minor salivary gland ducts are common. Blocked ducts almost always occur on the inner surface of the lower lip. Fluid-filled lesions (vesicles... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many causes for a lump in the throat or a lump in the neck; while many of these lumps are not an indication of anything serious, some lumps ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Functional issues...: Assuming that you have not had bariatric surgery and that you are not pregnant, the symptoms sound functional - conditions such as chalasia, achalasia... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Difficult to answer: Every body is different with respect to respect to medications. There is no one dose or even one total daily dose that is safe for everyone. Guaifenes... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Likely not.: It is unlikely that any significant change occurred in your skin lesion within one month since the last examination by a dermatologist; nevertheless, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Extremely unlikely: There are many causes of swelling without fever, pain, redness etc., symptoms and findings which are required for a diagnosis of cellulitis. Please ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Unlikely: There are many causes of blurred vision; please get a good evaluation by an ophthalmologist (not just an optometrist).
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Ideally, no.: Please read the package insert provided with the medication. The spray should not be sprayed toward the midline, the anatomic location of the nasal se... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Possible sleep apne: Please discuss this with your primary care physician; any physician, including your primary care, can order a sleep study to determine if there truly ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: There are many causes of airway noise; most occur on inspiration and are caused by some type of narrowing of the airway that results in more rapid air... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
? Lymph node: Swelling above the collarbone could be the result a number of different conditions. Please have a good examination soon by your primary care doctor; i... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Otolaryngologist: Your symptoms are likely NOT infectious in nature, therefore antibiotics will likely have little or no long-term benefit. Please get a thorough evalu... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Thorough evaluation: There are many medical conditions that could explain you symptoms; please have a thorough evaluation from your primary care physician. If necessary, ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Good question. : While most intranasal decongestant sprays and oral decongestant pills are approved in the US for use during pregnancy, easy individual and each situat... Read More

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kmucha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kmucha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you! I see the ENT specialist next week - he's supposed to be really good. So I will ask him about biopsying both. I know sarcoidosis is on the table for investigation. Will be talking to my...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Greatly appreciated
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Concord School of Law
Graduated 2008MD

Medical/Graduate school

Ameircan College of Physician Executives
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois-Chicago
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL

Residency

YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, the San Mateo County Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, First Place, the San Mateo County Region - Spring
2017
Top Otolaryngologist, Second Place, California - Spring
2017
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