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The Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology (otherwise known as Ear, Nose, and Throat, or ENT) provides care for patients with problems involving the ears, sinuses, oral cavity, airway, nose, throat, and neck including sinus conditions, neck masses, allergy, and snoring. The department also specializes in swallowing disorders, voice problems, dizziness and balance disorders, hearing loss, and breathing problems.

Our pediatric otolaryngologists work closely with pediatric pulmonologists and gastroenterologists to provide a multidisciplinary team approach to evaluating and treating each patient. They also work closely with audiologists (hearing experts) and speech/swallow pathologists.

Conditions treated include:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Aerodigestive Disorders
  • Congenital Neck Masses
  • Chronic Ear Issues
  • Hoarseness
  • Sinus Disease
  • Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia)

For more information about ear, nose and throat disorders and conditions and their treatment, we encourage you to visit the website of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Common procedures:

  • Frenulectomy (tongue tie clipping)
  • Nasal endoscopy (passing a scope into the nose)
  • Laryngoscopy (passing a scope into the throat/voice box)
  • Removal of nasal or ear foreign bodies
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Ear Tubes
  • Biopsy or excision of neck masses
  • Excision of facial masses or cysts
  • Airway evaluations
  • Sinus surgery
  • Control of nasal hemorrhage (nose bleeds)
  • Surgery on thyroid or parotid gland
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