Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Pediatric Otolaryngology is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of care to children with ear, nose and throat (otolaryngologic) disorders. Skilled specialists comprised of board-certified otolaryngologists, nurse practitioners, audiologists and speech and language pathologists, make up the care-giving team.
Our ear, nose and throat program encompasses the care of children with a full spectrum of disorders, including:
- Hearing loss (conductive and sensorineural)
- Ear infections
- Foreign body to the ear
- Traumatic injury to the ear
- Congenital malformation of the ear with reconstruction
- Balance disorders
- Sinus disease
- Chronic nasal congestion
- Nasal obstruction
- Enlargement of adenoids or nasal turbinates
- Septal deviations
- Nasal fractures
- Airway management and reconstruction
- Disorders of the tonsils
- Throat infections
- Swallowing disorders
- Foreign body in airway or esophagus
- Laryngeal clefts/fistulas
Head and Neck
- Disorders of lymph nodes
- salivary gland disorders
- parotid disorders
- thyroid disease
- craniofacial malformations
In addition to the list of ear, nose and throat disorders above, pediatric otolaryngology includes the care of children with communication disorders, developmental delays, tumors of the head and neck, trauma, congenital malformations of the head and neck, premature infants as well as children with other complex medical needs.
All physicians are board-certified in ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery. A collaborative approach with other disciplines such as plastic surgery, dermatology, radiation therapy, oncology and oral surgery, offers the most effective treatment options for diseases affecting the nose, sinuses, larynx and pharynx and for maxillo-facial injuries.
The Hearing and Balance Center
The Hearing and Balance Center accommodates adults and children of all ages with disorders of the ear and conditions that affect hearing, balance and facial paralysis. We offer the newest advances in surgical techniques and an active hearing rehabilitation program, which includes the most current audiologic testing techniques available with the latest developments in hearing aid technology.
The Speech and Swallow Program
The Speech and Swallow Program accommodates adults and children of all ages with all forms of communication disorders including speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing. Speech-language pathology services include comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative techniques for stroke, voice disorders, laryngectomy and swallowing disorders.