Specialists in pediatric otolaryngology, commonly called ENT, care for children with problems of the ear, nose, throat and neck. Young children cannot always tell you what is bothering them. Our otolaryngologists understand how to examine and treat children using equipment designed for smaller ears, noses, and throats. Our commitment to family-centered care ensures better diagnosis and less stress on you and your child.
Conditions we commonly treat include:
- Ear tubes and ear Infections
- Problems with tonsils and adenoids
- Cleft lip and palate
- Ear and hearing disorders
- Ear, nose and throat problems in children with Down syndrome
- Eardrum perforation
- Head and neck masses
- Mouth and throat problems
- Nasal and sinus disorders
- Speech, voice, airway and swallowing problems
- Vascular malformations
- Neck masses
Specialty Clinics and Programs
We offer specialized programs for complex aerodigestive disorders, Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI), vascular malformations as well as cochlear implants. These multidisciplinary teams consist of specialists in otolaryngology, gastroenterology, pulmonary, as well as audiologists, speech-language pathologists, educators and other specialists to offer your child individual evaluation and treatment plans.
When it's your child, no surgery is routine. That's why every member of our team is specially trained to care for children and their families.
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