Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Treatments
When your child needs specialized treatment for an ear, nose or throat (ENT) condition, depend on University Health for safe, complete pediatric care and services.
Experienced, High-Quality Care
You can rely on our pediatric otolaryngologists, also known as ear, nose and throat doctors, to diagnose and treat your child’s complex or rare condition. Our ENT team provides excellent, family-centered care focused on your family’s needs. We’ll involve your child in their care and treatment process as much as possible.
Count on University Children’s Health for the most up-to-date pediatric ENT care recommendations. Backed by the expertise and technology of an academic medical center, we constantly look for the best treatment options for your child.
Chronic Ear or Sinus Infection Treatment
Seek specialized ENT care if frequent ear infections or sinusitis get in the way of your child’s ability to enjoy everyday activities. Your pediatric primary care doctor may try common treatment options, including pain-relieving medications, antibiotics and other methods.
If these conventional treatments do not work, your ENT may recommend:
- Ear tube placement to reduce fluid buildup and infections
- Endoscopic sinus surgery to remove blockages and clean out the sinuses
Hearing & Balance Treatment
Improve your child’s steadiness and ability to hear with comprehensive hearing and balance treatments for kids at University Health.
Nonsurgical ENT Treatments
Your doctor will recommend nonsurgical treatments first to treat your child’s condition. Treatments may include:
- Earwax removal from a blocked ear canal
- Foreign body removal from the ears, nose or throat
- Airway management to keep breathing passages clear and air flowing
- Medications, such as antibiotics
- Nosebleed control by packing the nose to stop bleeding or applying heat to close the blood vessel
- Tongue and lip tie release
Surgical ENT Treatments
Choose our skilled ENT specialist to perform minimally invasive procedures and surgery. These treatments can correct ear, nose and throat problems and help your child feel better:
- Adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy
- Bone-anchored hearing aid placement, such as cochlear implant or device
- Realignment of nose cartilage and bones after a break (nasal fracture)
- Congenital head and neck lesions
- Branchial cleft abnormality – Takes out a neck cyst
- Preauricular pits – Removes a sinus tract that doesn’t belong beside the ear
- Thyroglossal duct cyst – Removes a fluid-filled mass near the thyroid gland
- Drug-induced sleep nasendoscopy with obstructive sleep apnea treatment – Finds and treats upper airway obstructions
- Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) – Opens sinus passages, removes growths or fixes other problems
- Head or neck tumor removal
- Laryngotracheal reconstruction – Widens the windpipe (trachea) to make it easier to breathe
- Mastoidectomy – Takes away part of the bone behind the ear to treat infections
- Salivary gland removal – Treats drooling
- Surgical management of pediatric airway obstruction
- Thyroidectomy – Removes part or all of the thyroid gland
- Tympanoplasty – Repairs a ruptured eardrum
- Vocal polyp or nodule surgery
Multidisciplinary Care Team
When your child gets care at University Hospital, an academic medical center, you’ll benefit from having every physician specialty available around the clock. We can coordinate care consultations to fit your child’s needs before, during or after a procedure or surgery.
Paying for Care
Check with your health insurance company to determine your child’s coverage for ENT treatments. We also accept self-pay, or you can work with us to determine your CareLink options and eligibility.