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Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Parents with young children and adolescents are often on the lookout for complaints from earaches to sniffling noses to sore throats and more. Diseases of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck can be as common as ear infections or as rare as airway abnormalities. Whatever the issue, it’s important to get the right care from experts who are focused on kids. Banner Children’s specialists are here to offer a range of medical and surgical care options, all delivered in a kid-centric way.

What Is Pediatric Otolaryngology?

Pediatric otolaryngology focuses on diseases of the ear, nose and throat in children and young adults. Otolaryngology is also known as ENT—short for ear, nose and throat.

ENT Conditions and Specialty Care From Banner Children’s

Issues within the ears, nose and throat can cause disruption to your child’s daily life. That’s why Banner Children’s is focused on treating ENT conditions, no matter how common or complex. We have experience with all types of disorders, such as:

  • Anterior and lateral skull-base surgery
  • Cancers of the nose, sinuses and skull base (oncology)
  • Cancers of the face, throat, neck and ears (oncology)
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Hearing and balance disorders
  • Sinonasal and skull-base tumors
  • Sinus and allergy disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Smell and taste dysfunction
  • Speech disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Tonsilitis
  • Voice, airway and swallowing disorders

Discuss your child’s symptoms with your pediatrician to better understand the condition diagnosis and next steps for treatment.

How Are Pediatric ENT Conditions Treated?

Depending on your child’s symptoms and diagnosis, your pediatrician will determine the best treatment route. Common treatments can include ear tube placement and tonsil removal, but treatment options can range from minimally invasive surgery to speech therapy treatments and more. Talk to your doctor about treatment options.

Prepare your child for potential surgery with tips from the experts at Banner Children’s. We’re here to help.