Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Pediatric Otolaryngology is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of care to children with ear, nose and throat disorders. Our care team is comprised of board-certified pediatric otolaryngologists, nurses, audiologists, and speech / swallow pathologists, all specially trained to care for the developmental and special needs of children. 

We treat children from birth to 21 years of age with a wide range of ear, nose and throat conditions. Working with the child and family, our physicians collaborate with other pediatric specialists such as pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, oncologists and oral surgeons to develop an individualized care plan to offer the most effective treatment options. 

A coordinator to help you navigate

Our ENT Nurse Coordinator is available to support coordination of all care needs from initial contact with first appointment and throughout the continuum of care. As the main point of contact, the nurse coordinator is the liaison between patient and physician, and coordinates multiple care needs from answering questions and concerns to offer the most effective treatment options. 

Our ear, nose, and throat program encompasses the care of children with a full array of disorders, including:

Our practice partners with other multidisciplinary programs at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. These programs include:

  • Hearing loss (conductive and sensorineural)
  • Ear infections
  • Foreign body in the ear
  • Traumatic injury to the ear
  • Congenital malformation of the ear with reconstruction
  • Sinus disease
  • Chronic nasal congestion
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Enlargement of adenoids or nasal turbinates
  • Septal deviations
  • Nasal fractures
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Airway management and reconstruction
  • Tracheostomy
  • Disorders of the tonsils
  • Throat infections
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Foreign body in airway or esophagus
  • Laryngeal clefts/fistulas
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Stridor noisy breathing
  • Voice and speech disorders
  • Disorders of lymph nodes
  • Salivary gland disorders
  • Cysts/fistulas
  • Tumors
  • Parotid disorders
  • Thyroid disease
  • Craniofacial malformations

Examples of procedures we offer:

  • Partial tonsillectomy for sleep apnea
  • Tongue-tie release (in-office procedure for infants)
  • Bilateral cochlear implantation in young children
  • CO2 laser endoscopic airway surgery
  • Balloon dilation airway surgery
  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Ear tube insertion
  • Advanced, in-office nasal endoscopy for upper airway evaluation

Multidisciplinary Programs

Our practice partners with other multidisciplinary programs at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. These programs include:

Our audiologists are pediatric-trained and dedicated to improving the lives of children with hearing difficulties. Highly experienced, they collaborate with otolaryngologists to provide appropriate options and interventions for hearing loss using the latest technology. These options include hearing aids, bone-anchored hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Our Aerodigestive and Feeding Disorders Program provides comprehensive care for airway, breathing, feeding and swallowing disorders caused by problems of the aerodigestive tract. The team is comprised of otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, nurses, nutritionists and speech language pathologists.
Our Speech and Swallow Center accommodates children with all forms of communication disorders including speech, language, voice fluency and swallowing disorders.

Our Craniofacial Program includes a comprehensive group of expert providers such as, a plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, dental surgeon, orthodontists, neurosurgeon, as well as speech and swallow pathologists. These specialists provide a team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of children with congenital defects or traumatic injuries to the head and neck.