Our experts in children's otolaryngology diagnose and treat ear, nose, and throat conditions in newborns, children, and adolescents. These congenital and acquired disorders range from common problems (such as ear, tonsil, and sinus infections) to more complex problems (such as hearing loss and neck tumors).
Why Choose Us for Children's Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery
- Experts in children's healthcare: Our physician providers have years of experience working with young patients. We understand kids' unique physical and emotional needs and approach care with compassion.
- All the specialists you need: Your child's care team includes experts from multiple disciplines (such as advanced surgical treatments) working together. We combine our expertise to ensure your child and your family receive the best care possible.
- Complex care: No matter how complex your child's condition, you can rest assured our team is ready. We have extensive experience with the full range of otolaryngology conditions and have proven results for some of the toughest cases.
Pediatric Otolaryngology Services and Procedures
- Airway reconstruction - Surgical procedure involving the airway, the area from the top of the voice box to the trachea, is repaired in order to restore natural breathing. Airway reconstruction procedures fall under two main categories: open airway and endoscopic procedures. Whereas open airway procedures are made with a neck incision into the airway, endoscopic procedures are performed through the mouth sans neck incision.
- Tonsillectomy - Surgery to remove the tonsils due to recurring infection, enlargement or unresponsive medical treatment.
- Adenoidectomy - A surgical procedure performed to remove the enlarged or chronically infected adenoids the lump of tissue that sits high on each side of the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth.
- Pressure equalization tube placement - A procedure that involves the creation of a small hole in the eardrum called a myringotomy. A small tube called the tympanostomy tube is gently placed through the myringotomy, preventing the formation of mucus in the ear.
- Laryngoscopy - An examination procedure that uses a special telescope called the laryngoscope to examine the larynx (voice box).
- Bronchoscopy - A test for diagnosing lung problems by directly viewing the airway via bronchoscope, a hollow metal tube containing a telescope that visualizes all parts under magnification.
- Branchial cleft cyst surgery - Surgical option to remove a branchial cleft cyst, a lump that develops in the neck or below the collarbone among babies.
- Thyroglossal duct surgery - A surgical procedure required to remove thyroglossal duct cysts which are cysts that are left over when the thyroid migrates from the base of the tongue and into the neck before birth. Removal is necessary to avoid infection or rapid enlargement of cysts.