Abraham G. Hsieh, MD

Head and neck surgeon, Otolaryngologist, Ear, nose, and throat specialist

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Dr. Hsieh joined Diablo Valley ENT in 1999 after working at Kaiser Permanente for 6 years as the Assistant Chief in Head and Neck Surgery in Vallejo and Fairfield.
Dr. Hsieh is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and has special interest in rhinology and sinus surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, sleep apnea management, and head and neck oncology. Dr. Hsieh also performs office based surgical procedures to treat nasal turbinate hypertrophy, snoring, and sleep apnea (the Pillar procedure).
Dr. Hsieh enjoys classical music, landscape, photography, golf, and traveling with his family. Dr. Hsieh was selected as one of San Francisco Magazine’s Top Doctors in the Bay Area 2016.

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Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Tufts University School of Medicine (1986) MA
  • Residency: UC Irvine Otolaryngology Residency (1993) CA
  • Residency: New York University Dept of Otolaryngology (1989) NY
  • Internship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center General Surgery Residency (1988) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (1995)

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Practice Locations

Stanford Medicine Partners Ear, Nose, and Throat in San Ramon San Ramon, CA
San Ramon, CA

5201 Norris Canyon Road, Suite 220

San Ramon , CA 94583

(925) 933-8462

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Diablo Valley ENT in Walnut Creek Walnut Creek, CA
Walnut Creek, CA

2623 Shadelands Dr, Ste 1

Walnut Creek , CA 94598-2512

(925) 933-8462

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Diablo Valley ENT in Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5575 W. Las Positas Blvd, Suite 130

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 933-8462

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(287 reviews)

Dr. Hsieh is someone I completely trust. He answered all my questions today and made some suggestions as to what to consider next. He is a very kind person. Thank you, Dr. Hsieh.
Dr Hsieh and the staff were all very helpful and friendly.
Dr. Hsieh was great!
Wonderful doctor
Excellent care
Doctor on time and explained very well
I was seen same day for an urgent pain
cheerful staff, appoinment on time, doctor spent time discussing things to be sure that I understood
Dr. Hsieh is excellent.
Get excellent service from the doctor and assistants
i have already recommended your ENT so someone.
My first experience here and it was flawless from start to finish.
Thank you for your time and consideration today
Dr Hsieh is great
Everyone was friendly & helpful
Dr Haish was excellent.
I like Dr. Hsieh very much. He’s very gentle and informative
Very methodical and pleasant
Dr. Hsieh is wonderful. He's very thorough in his exam and very pleasant.
Have always respected Dr. Hseih, he's wonderful
Dr. Hsieh patiently listened to my questions and expertly answered them all.
Love this office and dr Hsieh
He’s office took months to get back to me. I had to contact them 2 times. I’m not thrilled with the Stanford care these days. And I grow up with Stanford. So hoping this improves,
Great experience
The physician and staff were very hospitable and knowledgeable!
He spoke calmly and polite
In the lobby for a few minutes, excellent. In the room waiting for the doctor, a few minutes, again excellent. Leslie came in and was very nice! The young lady that make my next appointment was excellent. Great experience with the doctor!
Dr. Abe Hsieh and his team are amazing. I only have great things to say about them.
I love this doctor! I have recommended him to others over the years I've known him.
Nice calm voice and actions.
Admin staff and doctor very friendly and approachable.
Alway great experience.
Listened carefully, thorough exam, thoughtful recommendations
Dr. Hsieh is fantastic. Very competent, friendly, accessible, and efficient with time.
De. Hsieh is marvelous
Dr. Hsieh is patient, thorough and takes his time explaining things!
Dr was great
The entire staff was wonderful. Appt was on time and Dr Hsieh took the time to explain everything thoroughly and answer all my questions. Definitely a great experience!
Very thorough, professional and good communicator.
very kind and gentle. listened to questions and gave understandable answers,
Very professional and Kind
Great and quick service. Loved the energy and felt in good hands.
This Dr. is very good you are lucky to have him
Very helpful and knowledgeable
Dr. Shie is an excellent physician.
Excellent Doctor and staff.
I was seen right away for an urgent problem. Thanks so much
Very thorough
Clean, quiet office; friendly staff.
Excellent doctor and fantastic experience
Dr. Hsieh is an expert and caring physician. He provides ample time for patient questions and discussion.
Great and supportive staff and Dr too!!!
on time, friendly, copable staff
Explained what he would do in advance of procedure.
Dr took time to explain options to me
Seemed very knowledgeable. Took time to answer by my questions in a clear and precise manner. Thank you doctor.
Very knowledgeable provider and great bedside manner.
De Hsieh is very thorough very nice and explains everything I am going to use him as my ENT in the future
Great job, thank you.
Dr. Hsieh is always very helpful, thorough and pleasant.
Friendly and professional
Dr. Hsieh and all associates are great -- professional, knowledgeable and nice!!
Thanks Dr. Hsieh who examined my neck pain carefully and gave me very detailed explanation about the symptons. I have received the detail of appointment and procedure from the App. once I got home.Thanks so much!
Lessoned to my problem, attentive, friendly and helped me. Thank You
excellent service Great, caring doctor
I received the support I needed to reduce/stop my bloody nose and control my constant runny nose.
Very personable and very knowledgeable
They were all very nice and helpful
I appreciate Dr. Hseih's thoughtful consideration and attention to detail.
All went as expected and on time
Quick and efficient.
Always good.. awesome doctor (Hsich) and awesome staff
Care here is equivalent to Stanford, Palo Alto!e
Dr Hsieh is the best!!
Excellent doctor. Very thorough. Diagnosed problem ordered medication
Very well done..
Dr Hsieh is knowledgeable, kind, trustworthy & expertise in ENT. His approach is always collaborative with patient input..
Was glad to get an appointment quickly when i called. Visit went well and Dr. Hsiah was good as always.
Dr. Hsieh is awesome
Dr. Hsieh is wonderful: very caring and understanding, doesn't hurry, listens and is interested in what you're saying..
Dr Hsieh was prompt, compassionate, knowledgeable and patient. I will come straight to him in the future should I have this same issue vs going through Urgent Care.
Dr Hsieh was very patient and professional answered all of my questions
He had a lot of unique tools to help with the repair of the blood vessels
Very caring and compassionate physician!
not sure that the treatment plan was totally correct.
Very knowledgeable, polite, on time
Exam was thourough and complete
very thoughtful. explain all details of what is causing the problem.
Dr. very professional and knowledgeable. Felt he covered all the bases for my concerns.
I have have been patient of Dr. Hsieh for a number of years and have always been pleased with visits with him. He is patient and answers my questions makes sure that I understand what he said and why. A patient cannot expect more.
The most qualified Ear Nose and throat specialist in the Bay Area
Very satisfied with Dr Hsieh's service
Dr. Hsieh excellent exam thank you
Dr Hsieh is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dr. Hsieh was kind enough to work me in at San Ramon when I had a scheduling problem at Walnut creek.
Dr. Hsieh is excellent.
Competent, thorough, and personable
Good visit
He's a pro!
Very knowledgable
Very professional staff from check in to preparation for the doctor. Doctor was very thorough and explained everything.
Very likely...
Dr. was throughly & polite
Professional service of care
Full staff is professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
excellent doctor
Excellent care!
Dr. Hsieh is very thorough! Thank you!
All good.
Dr. Hsieh is very competent and thorough. He explains and discusses what he finds.
Dr. Hsieh was amazing! The main reason is that he was still interested in his work--curious, inquisitive. We discovered some things about me that my wife says will change my life!
I love my doctor. She really cares about my well-being.
Really great doctors visit here. Dr. Hsieh was great at explaining what he was doing and what he was seeing. Explained his next steps recommendations for treatment
Dr. was very attentive and thorough, great bedside manners. The only negative (improvement) i suggest is to keep appointments on schedule. I had an early morning appt and the office was empty, but they made me wait for 15 min (the dr was in the office)
Excellent care .
Dr. Hsieh was very professional, clear and knowledgeable. Staff was helpful.
Excellent communication and very thorough exam
Dr Hsieh is excellent
Dr Hsieh is very thoughtful and very thorough
I have been seeking answers for 2 yrs with no success until I saw Dr Hsieh, he answered everything, ran tests and gave me a plan for getting well
The Dr and staff were amazing!
Dr Hsieh was very thorough. The staff were friendly.
Excellent service
I like Dr. Hsieh very much
This was my first ENT appointment and my Primary Care referred me, I was very nervous and did not know what to expect. Dr. Hsieh make me feel super comfortable. Explained every single thing he was going to do before he did it. And explained what was going on in my nose and throat. I didn't feel like an assembly line patient, and everyone at the front desk was smiling and really helpful! So glad this office was covered by my insurance!!
Dr. Hseih is always attentive, a good listener and provides meaningful and thoughtful advice.
easy registration and no wait to see Dr.
Dr Hsieh is great! Very thorough, knowledgeable and caring. Thank you!
Dr Hsieh is the most professional yet gentle doctor who makes you at ease
Gifted surgeon. Happy to be under his care.
He proved for alternate reasons for my ent problem
Quick, prompt service
Dr Hsieh is very soft spoken and gentle with his patients which I greatly appreciate having hearing sensitivities
Dr. Hsieh is great
Dr Hsieh is the best!
Very personal and they care about me
I am very grateful for being treated by Dr Hsieh. He is very knowledgeable, explains causes and treatments most thoughtfully,, in his calm & kind manner
Dr Hsaih is a very knowledgeable, caring doctor who answers all your questions in a very timely manor.
Already recommended it to many of my friends.
Very nice, listened, answered questions.
He was personable, decisive and real efficient. Also, he listened to my health issue and has a plan to help me.
VIP service Dr Hsieh is the BEST!!
It would be better if they spend a little more time explaining the details of for example how to rinse your ear, stepo by step, and how much time wait in each step to complete, and so on. they were very brief in explaining the care.
Dr. Hsieh is an excellent doctor. I feel confident under his care.
I would recommend the doctor. He was great.
Love the Stanford system
I have recommended Dr. Hsieh to friends already.
Dr. Hsieh is the best in the area.
Dr. Hsieh is a good doctor. He listened and cared about what I was saying
Would always recommend Dr. Hsieh!
Wonderful doctor! Very thorough & personable. Thank you!
Doctor Hseih always seems so modest.
Dr. Hsieh is wonderful
I felt at ease, mostly because he sat and listened to my questions and concerns.
great experience
all good
Dr. Hseih fixed my balance problem using the Epley procedure. A prior physician in Reno, Nevada, did not even mention the Epley procedure t and did nothing to fix the momentary dizziness problem.
positive experience
This was my second time seeing Dr. Hsieh. He is wonderful.
All good
Outstanding service!!!
The Staff were all very professional and friendly.
He was so kind and listened thoroughly to my concerns, then did a really good job of explaining why everything was okay.
Very pleased with Dr Hsieh. Listened well, no-nonsense, treated my problem.
An exceptional experience. My doctor was friendly upon entering the room, he was attentive and listened to the history of my symptoms, upon examination, he described what he was doing step by step, so their were no surprises. I was very impressed and happy with my visit.
Dr. Hsieh was very thorough. He had read my records from the University of Pittsburgh before he came into the examination room. His exam was thorough and he listened to my questions. He asked if I had ever seen the area in question and when I answered in the negative, he used a mirror so that I could see what he was seeing. He explained the different treatment options and helped me to make a decision.
as far as my Dr. .... I would highly recommend him. The quality time and effort to explain and help me understand my situation was helpful!
the dr was great. the front office staff horrible
Excellent explanations and thorough too by the doctor.
Good care, I was not clear what was the issue I was experiencing.
Excellent experience.
Excellent service
Dr Hsieh was excellent as he has been at my previous visits
great experience
it was a positive experience. Dr. Hsieh is very personable.
Dr. Hsier was meticulous with his work and explained the process step by step which helped put me at ease. I was very happy and satisfied with the care he provided to me and I thank you again Dr. Hsier.
Dr. Abraham is one of the best doctors I have ever visited.
I see him about every 6 months, and he is wonderful
Dr. Hseih is wonderful! I have had 1 surgery hope to not need another, if I did I would choose him.
Provider very kind and caring.
Dr. Hsieh was an excellent provider.
didn't know why I was referred by another doctor, gave clear impression I should not have come instead staying with dermatologist
Lots of tests and more tests to do before the final diagnosis
I was very pleased with my visit with Doctor Hsieh, he was very knowledgeable and I felt comfortable in his care.
Dr. Hseih has pleasant, kind demeanor. He is very dexterous. Ear wax removal was comfortable. Definitely was a pleasant experience.
Dr. Hsieh was beyond kind, warm and knowledgable, Frankly he was sweet and generous with his time.
Dr Hsich is a wonderful doctor. always so nice & helps with my horrible sinuses
Dr. Hseih is fantastic. He is so nice & very informative. Never rushed you.
I found this Doctor to be very kind and friendly. I felt he did a great job of explaining everything to me.
I received excellent care from Dr. Hsieh. He spent a good deal of time talking with me and explaining the PetCT I brought for his review. Also, he examined my nasopharyngeal tissue with a scope; but before he performed the procedure, he explained it thoroughly so I'd know what to expect. The process was painless. I've seen Dr. Hsieh in the past for hearing loss. I returned to him because he has a gift for explaining medical conditions to the average person, and because he's a caring doctor. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Hseih is an extremely nice person in addition to being a top notch physician in his field.
Dr. Hsieh was friendly and attentive during the exam. He took the time to answer questions as well as to skillfully and painlessly drain some fluid during the process of removing stitches. He looked forward and told me what to expect next in diagnostic procedures and potential treatment.
Great staff.
already recommended him to two friends
I like working with Dr. Hsieh. He has been a great physician for me over many years.
I was very pleased with the professionalism and courtesy of the doctor. He fixed my problem and even answered other more general questions I had unrelated to the central cause for my visit. High marks all around.
Dr. Hsieh was knowledgeable, empathetic, and clear in his explanation.
Dr. Hsieh was attentive, empathetic, listened to and answered my questions, in addition to the examination and treatment provided.
Dr. Hsieh listened carefully and explained clearly. He gave me an opportunity to ask questions and also checked my understanding of his answers. He explained his diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
very thorough
Dr hsiegh great guy
I've experienced these symptoms for a while now with no direction from two previous doctors I've seen before. (GP and Gastrologist) After this visit I finally have answers and a plan.
Very thorough & concerned dr.
One question wasn't addressed, but overall very knowledgeable, informative, and good listener.
Dr. Hsieh has been above par in addressing my concerns. explains in detail, whats going on for me and his approach to help me out. Excellent physician!
doctor was outstanding
Dr. Hsieh is the best ENT. He was referred to me by 2 different tennis friends. His patient leaves clinic with a comforting trust feeling.
Dr Abraham was able to think of solutions for me that other doctors did not think of and I appreciate his concern and knowledge
My visit came on a day that the doctor was behind and I waited almost an hour after my appointment time to be seen, so my visit seemed rushed due to the delay. At the same time, I felt he was knowledgeable about my case and helped me consider my next steps comprehensively.
very good
I have been seeing Dr. Hsieh for over twenty years!
I had a great experience with Dr. Abraham.
Repeat patient. I've always been satisfied with the care I receive from this office.
Dr Hsieh is ALWAYS very pleasant, mild mannered, thorough and professional.
Dr. Hseih was excellent. After my PCP's assistant caused pain in trying to clear wax from my ear, I bailed out of that and my PCP sent me to Dr. Hseih. He was wonderful! I will return to him when I need ear help.
I had to rule out infection. He provided a thorough exam to rule out the causes of a metal taste
Dr. Hsieh is very reassuring & kind. He is patient and extremely gentle. I would happily recommend him to anyone having sinus problems.
All good I'm staying with Dr. Hsieh.
I didn't feel my concerns or symptoms were addressed
He seemed annoyed by my questions. I felt he thought I was questioning him vs. trying to get info.
I felt my visit was rushed.
Dr. Hsieh has excellent bedside manners. He is calm and assuring.
Very Pleased
In the past i would see Dr. Scott. I saw Dr. Hsieh; he was very kind, patient and updated me on each procedure to confirm why i had a dizzy spell. No ear infection and advised how to avoid another episode. Dr. Hsieh also gave me a pamphlet on BPPV. Doctor gave me confidence on continuing my lifestyle and exercise. Thank you.
Despite being squeezed in last minute, Dr. Abraham was not rushed in his demeanor. He was incredibly kind and comforting, and truly took the time to listen to my concerns, answer my questions, and ask follow-up clarifying questions himself before making any recommendations or running tests. He even called me after hours to deliver important test results - he goes above and beyond in creating an amazing patient experience.
Dr. Hsieh was excellent
the last Dr I saw was so awful and this Dr was on time, nice, professional, and actually did exam and actually worked towards finding what is wrong.
Dr. Hsieh is kind, caring, knowledgeable & thorough in his treatment of my condition. Dr. Hsieh came highly recommended to me by my 2 tennis friends : Dr. Anita Roth & Lesleen Riley. I completely trust his integrity & expertise.
Exceptional - would refer to others.
Dr. Hsieh is professional and a very good bed side manner.
Dr. Hsieh listened, explained and put me at ease. I am pleased that he is my doctor.
We are outraged at the charge for surgery on the first visit as we have no recollection of any surgery other than removing ear wax which was not part of the reason for the visit. We are outraged at the cost for the CTscan that was ordered.
sorry but I can't think of anything negative
Dr. Hsieh is always very thorough and easy to communicate with.
Highly recommend to patients looking for a qualified ENT
services and information where great
Very competent, easy to speak with.
Very good.
Outstanding in all -
They made a bad realization good. Helped me absorb my future procedures.
I wish my ENT could oversee all my medical care, he's wonderful.
Nice person with extensive knowledge.
loved this doc--had great things to say about him to my friends and family afterward. super efficient and helpful.
Doctor was thorough. Recommended Balance test on next visit. Said hearing didn't need to be check for weeks. I feel it should be checked sooner since this was a Sudden hearing loss and I'm hoping the nerves haven't been compromised permanently. I am on a strong steroid which concerns me and hopefully it's repairing my inflammation.
This is in my dealing with the physician. He was very helpful in making me understand why I needed further testing.
my only concern is that, given I am now scheduled for additional test, I was not informed what the range of possible outcomes would be. not a big deal, but it leaves me worrying.
Dr. also looked in my ears and removed ear wax. I was not even in there for a problem with my ears, so this was a nice bonus. It was easy and efficient, and helpful.
Dr Hsieh is very friendly and knowledgeable. he is thorough with my many ENT issues from my allergies
I did not feel like I was listened to. I did not feel that my concerns were addressed. My problem is still present, but I was continually told "it's fine". I wish more tests were done to address different conditions and circumstances which my problem would arise. I felt like the tests were rushed so as to move on to the next patient.
excellent doctor
Good experience. Consultation about ongoing hearing loss and need for new hearing devices.
dr Hsieh is the best. so caring
I had a problem with my insurance in regards to prescriptions. The doctor worked hard to solve my problem.
established patient of group. always had good experience.
If I make an appointment, I am legally and morally obligated to be on time, in order to receive treatment. I am dismayed that the agreement does not seem reciprocal.
Have always enjoyed excellent service at this facility and with this doctor.
Excellent doctor - Very calm, thorough, knowledgeable and kind.
Kind and efficient.
he made me very comfortable and trusting that I'm in good hands
After making me wait 20 minutes past my appointment time, the Dr acted impatient like he just needed to rush to the next appointment. he did not seem to care about what I was saying to him and he, in fact, cut me off mid sentence and walked away while I was speaking. I don't care if he's heard the same thing a million times, I as his patient want him to carefully listen to me and give me the attention I deserve. he obviously had other more important things on his mind. I will never go back to see him again. Dr Hseih, I believe. I apologize if I misspelled it. I asked about two problems, he only addressed one and I made him stay a little longer to ask a couple more questions because he made me wait and it was obvious he wanted to run off to his next appointment. I would not recommend him.
I visited Dr. Hsieh for a second opinion for an ongoing Sinus/Allergy related issue. He was thorough in his investigation on my past history and offered detailed information on my condition and included me in a treatment plan.
Dr. Hsieh is great! Always prefer him for ENT.
Dr. Hsieh is fantastic. We really love how he took time with our father at each visit.
I appreciated the extra effort Dr. Hsieh went to to talk to a colleague and find someone who might be able to help me.
because of Dr Hsieh I can breath freely in my right nostril. It has been a long time since I have able to do this.
I have known Dr. Hsieh professionally for many years, he is extremely thorough, very professional and exemplary service.
Dr. Hsiah always takes care of me and I trust him with my ears.
Dr Hsieh seems to really enjoy his profession. He has a very good demeanor

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