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Our ENT Services

ENT For Kids offers individualized care to meet the needs of our patients. Services are available for children from birth-18 years old. We specialize in treating special populations and extend treatment age to 21 years old.

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  • Airway and Breathing Disorders

    Noisy breathing (stridor), hoarseness, and unusual breathing are reasons for further evaluation by a specialist. An evaluation, including laryngoscopy, can help determine the cause and management options for conditions affecting the upper airway and throat.
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea

    Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is characterized by multiple episodes of breathing pauses or reduction in airway, due to upper airway narrowing or collapse. This disrupts the natural sleep cycle, which creates problems with a child’s cognitive function, academic performance, and behavior.
  • Ears and Hearing

    We offer medical and surgical treatment of chronic ear conditions. Pressure equalization tubes are often recommended when a child experiences repeated middle ear infections or has hearing loss caused by the persistent presence of middle ear fluid. Also offered are hearing evaluations (age appropriate) including air conduction, bone conduction, speech reception, and word recognition testing through behavioral observation, visual reinforcement, conditioned play, and traditional audiology methods.
  • Nasal and Sinus Conditions

    Surgery is sometimes necessary for chronic sinusitis to remove physical obstructions, if medical treatment fails. The type of surgery is chosen to best suit the patient and the disease. Recurrent or frequent nosebleeds and nasal fractures also may need to be evaluated, and sometimes require surgical intervention. Adenoid removal due to recurrent infections and/or difficulty breathing is also offered.
  • Voice and Swallowing Disorders

    An assessment and evaluation, including diagnostics and appropriate referrals, can be managed; however, we are not a treatment center for voice and swallowing disorders.
  • Tonsillitis and Adenoid Hypertrophy

    Removal of the tonsils may be recommended if there are recurrent infections despite antibiotic therapy, and / or difficulty breathing due to enlarged tonsils. Different types of surgical procedures for tonsillectomies are offered.

 
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