Many disorders that affect the head and neck are also seen in children. Conditions may be treated quite differently in a child compared to an adult because children face a variety of unique ear, nose and throat problems. The most common problems include ear infections, enlargement or infection of the tonsils and adenoids, sinusitis, and allergies. Children are also at risk for congenital birth defects that can affect everything from their ability to breathe to their ongoing physical and intellectual development.
Our doctors can examine your child’s ears, nose, and throat in their entirety. Since hearing is crucial for speech and language development, our audiologists have extensive experience testing your child’s hearing.
If necessary, we can perform outpatient surgical procedures such as ear tube placement, adenoidectomy, and tonsillectomy to improve hearing and breathing. We can perform on-site Strep tests to determine if your child’s sore throat is caused by the streptococcus bacterium in the same visit.