The ear, nose and throat surgerons (otolaryngologists) at CHKD provide child-centered, comprehensive care for disorders of the ears, nose, throat, face and neck. While we are skilled in the management of complex disorders and emergency surfieris, we are equally committed to providing high quality care for children and teens who need ear tubes and tonsillectomies.
Surgical Program Exclusively for Kids
Children requiring surgery are cared for by specialists in the region's only surgical program exclusively for children, where pediatrics anesthesiologists and nurses are specifically trained to make surgery as safe and comfortable as possible for children.
Our otolaryngologists work closely with general pediatricians to formulate long-term treatment plans for children with chronic illness and to provide care for children needing urgent ENT care. When needed, they consult with CHKD pediatrics specialists in such areas as allergy, pulmonary, dentistry, infectious diseases and hematology/oncology.
Our patients also benefit from CHKD's related ancillary services, such as audiology, speech-language pathology and diagnostic testing, which cater to the special needs of children.
All of our specialists have completed residency training in otolaryngology and are certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and/or the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Several of our spcialists have completed fellowship (post-residency) training in pediatric otolaryngology. Our department is dedicated to the care of children with ENT problems.
Conditions We Treat
- Tonsil and adenoid infection
- Sleep apnea and obstructive sleep disorders
- Insertion of ear tubes
- Ear infections and hearing loss
- Sinusitis and other disorders of the nose and sinuses
- Cleft lip and palate
- Cochlear implants
- Deep neck infections
- Salivary gland disease
- Craniofacial anomalies
- Head and neck trauma
- Temporal bone trauma
- Cervical cysts and sinuses
- Implantable hearing devices
- Aerodigestive tract foreign bodies
- Neoplasms of the head and neck
- Trachetomy in neonates and infants
- Congenital anomalies of the external, middle and inner ear
- Complications of otitis media nad eustachian tube dysfunction
- Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI)