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Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat
UT Southwestern Medical Center
offers expert and compassionate care for infants and children with ear, nose,
and throat (ENT) disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, ear infections, head
and neck masses, noisy breathing, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and
Advanced Care for All Pediatric ENT ConditionsThe pediatric ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists at UT Southwestern have the knowledge and experience to provide children with an accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and ongoing management of all types of ENT conditions.
For infants and children with severe to profound sensorineural hearing impairment, UT Southwestern has advanced diagnostic resources to accurately determine whether they might benefit from a cochlear implant or specialized hearing aids. We also provide a comprehensive rehabilitation program for children after they receive their assisted-hearing device. Our pediatric ENT program provides reconstructive surgery for children who have been born without one or both ears (microtia).
ENT is an integral part of many multidisciplinary clinics at UT Southwestern, including the complex airway/aerodigestive clinic (MPAC) and others devoted to treating voice disorders, pediatric skull base disorders, and vascular malformations.
Our specialists look forward to meeting with our pediatric patients and their families and providing caring and effective treatments to meet their needs.
Conditions We TreatOur physicians specialize in the following conditions and their treatments.
- Audiologic testing for all ages of children from birth to age 18, including standard hearing testing, otoacoustic emissions (OAE), and auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing
- Cochlear implantation: Can be performed as early as 6 months of age; we offer the procedure for infants, children, and adults
- Congenital, traumatic, or infectious conditions involving the ear
- Infections of the outer, middle, or inner ear
- Management of hearing and balance disorders
- Microtia and aural atresia
- Middle-ear reconstructive surgery to restore mechanical hearing
- Minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery
- Surgical and medical care for chronic diseases of the ear, such as cholesteatomas
membrane perforation (perforated eardrum)
- Allergy testing and management
- Choanal atresia
- Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
- Pyriform aperture stenosis
- Management of sinonasal and skull base masses
- Removal of adenoids
- Surgical and medical treatment of chronic sinusitis
- Endoscopic examination of air, food, and sinus passages
- Evaluation and treatment of voice disorders
- Surgical and medical treatment of diseases of the larynx and trachea, such as laryngomalacia and subglottic stenosis
- Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils) related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and recurrent infections
- Branchial cleft cysts
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Evaluation and treatment of infectious, congenital, and neoplastic head and neck masses
- Salivary gland tumors
- Thyroglossal duct cysts
- Thyroid nodules and tumors
Preparing for a Child’s SurgeryIf your child requires ENT surgery, our pediatric specialists and family-friendly environment will help make your child’s surgery day as comfortable as possible. Help us give your child the best possible treatment by following the guidelines in the video.
Our physicians and scientists are actively engaged in research and innovation. Current clinical trials focus on a number of critical areas in pediatric health, expanding treatment options, and redefining what is possible in pediatric medicine.
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