Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Our care-giving team is comprised of board-certified otolaryngologists, experienced nurses, audiologists and speech/swallow pathologists. We treat children from birth to 21 years of age with a wide range of ear, nose, and throat conditions. Our specialists collaborate with other pediatric specialties such as pulmonology, gastroenterology, plastic surgery, general surgery, oncology, and oral surgery to offer the most effective treatment options for your child. 

A coordinator to help you navigate

Our ENT Nurse Coordinator will assist in scheduling appointments, meeting with specialists, and coordinating testing and procedures. Most importantly, the nurse coordinator is available to answer questions you may have prior, during and after your treatment. With her assistance, our team will create a plan of care that works best for the child and his/her family. Spanish speaking physicians and administrative staff are also available. 

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

Ears

  • Hearing loss (conductive and sensorineural)
  • Ear infections
  • Foreign body in the ear
  • Traumatic injury to the ear
  • Congenital malformation of the ear with reconstruction

Nose

  • Sinus disease
  • Chronic nasal congestion
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Enlargement of adenoids or nasal turbinates
  • Septal deviations
  • Nasal fractures
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Throat

  • 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

Head and Neck

  • 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

Programs

Our practice partners with other multi-disciplinary programs at Yale New Haven Children's hospital. These programs include:

Our audiologists offer the latest technology and treatment options. Our team is pediatric-trained and dedicated to improving the lives of children with hearing difficulties. Highly experienced audiologists collaborate with otolaryngologists to provide appropriate options and interventions for hearing loss. These options include hearing aids, bone-anchored hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Our Aerodigestive and Feeding Disorders Program provides an expert team of specialists including otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, nutritionists, and speech language pathologists provide care for airway, breathing, feeding, and swallowing disorders caused by problems of the aerodigestive tract.
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.