Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat

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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, breathing and swallowing disorders, allergic rhinitis, sinonasal disease, and tonsillitis.

Advanced Care for All Pediatric ENT Conditions

UT Southwestern Pediatric Group’s 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.

ENT is an integral part of many multidisciplinary clinics at UT Southwestern, including those devoted to treating:

  • Complex airway/aerodigestive disorders
  • Pediatric skull base disorders
  • Velopharyngeal incompetence (VPI)
  • Pediatric thyroid disorders
  • Vascular malformations
  • Voice disorders
  • 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q)
  • Craniofacial disorders

Patients can be evaluated by several providers in a single clinic visit, which enhances coordination of care and reduces the number of visits a family needs to make. Our team of specialists – which includes physicians, advanced practice providers, audiologists, and speech pathologists – looks forward to meeting with our pediatric patients and their families and providing caring and effective treatments to meet their needs.

Services We Offer

Our physicians specialize in the following conditions, tests, and treatments.


  • Minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery
  • 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
  • Chronic ear disease, such as chronic otitis media or cholesteatoma
  • 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
  • Ear infections, including infections of the outer, middle, or inner ear
  • Hearing loss, hard of hearing, and deafness: The Family Focused Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children works with you, your family, and your physician to provide support, education, and access to resources in the community. We also provide a comprehensive rehabilitation program for children after they receive an assisted-hearing device
  • Management of hearing and balance disorders
  • Microtia and aural atresia: Our pediatric ENT program provides reconstructive surgery for children who have been born without one or both ears (microtia).
  • Middle-ear reconstructive surgery to restore mechanical hearing
  • Ruptured eardrum (tympanic membrane perforation)


  • Medical and surgical management of sinus disease including functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Pediatric allergies
  • Choanal atresia
  • Pyriform aperture stenosis
  • Sinonasal and skull base masses
  • Nasal congestion and obstruction
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal polyps
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Deviated septum
  • Removal of adenoids


  • Endoscopic examination of air, food, and sinus passages
  • Evaluation and treatment of voice disorders
  • Pediatric airway disorders
  • Tracheostomy, an opening in the neck that's surgically created to place a tube into the patient's windpipe
  • Surgical and medical treatment of diseases of the larynx and trachea, such as laryngomalacia, laryngeal clefts, and tracheal stenosis
  • Sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing
  • Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia), a condition in which the thin band of tissue under the tongue is unusually short
  • Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils) related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and recurrent infections


  • Evaluation and treatment of infectious, congenital, and neoplastic head and neck masses
  • Thyroid masses, such as thyroid nodules and tumors
  • Branchial cleft cysts
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Sialoendoscopy
  • Vascular malformations
  • Tracheostomy, an opening in the neck that's surgically created to place a tube into the patient's windpipe

Preparing for a Child’s Surgery

If 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.

Clinical Trials

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.