General Pediatric Otolaryngology
Pediatric Otolaryngology is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of care to children with ear, nose, and throat disorders. Our care team comprises board-certified pediatric otolaryngologists, nurses, audiologists, and speech/swallow pathologists, all specially trained to care for the development 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.
We understand that children need to feel safe during any testing procedure, including those of a routine nature. Our team is highly experienced in working with children. We take extra measures to ensure that the child’s needs are met. We make each child feel safe and comfortable and offer toys for younger children with shorter attention spans. Parents are allowed and encouraged to accompany their child during all testing procedures.
Our team includes nationally recognized, board-certified pediatric ear, nose, and throat surgeons. They work with licensed audiologists and nurse practitioners to address each child’s needs as they treat and manage their ear, nose, and throat condition, hearing impairment, or hearing loss.
Our ENT Nurse Coordinators are available to support our 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 coordinators are the liaison between patient and physician, and coordinates multiple care needs from answering questions and concerns, to planning for diagnostic tests and procedures.
We collaborate with primary care providers and other specialists to optimize each child’s health and provide a comprehensive network for his or her care. By working with multiple multidisciplinary programs, we can ensure that children are receiving the care they need per their specific treatment plan. The programs that we work closely with include:
- Pediatric Audiology: 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.
- Aerodigestive Program: Pediatric specialists provide comprehensive care for airway breathing, feeding, and swallowing disorders caused by problems of the aerodigestive tract. The team comprises otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, nurses, nutritionists and speech language pathologists.
- Speech & Swallow Program: The Speech and Swallow Program accommodates children with all forms of communication disorders, including speech, language, voice fluency, and swallowing disorders.
- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: The clinical team comprises a plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, dental surgeon, orthodontist, neurosurgeon, as well as speech and swallow pathologists. These specialists provide a team approach for the diagnosis and treatment of children with congenital defects or traumatic injuries to the head and neck.