Otolaryngology / Ear, Nose, Throat
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Leading the way in treating a wide range of ear, nose and throat health issues.
The true nature of ear, nose and throat problems can be difficult to detect and treat in children. Our highly trained head and neck surgeons and specialists can determine the root cause of the problem and devise an effective course of treatment using the most advanced technologies and techniques available. What's more, they work closely with other specialists throughout the hospital, including audiologist and speech pathologists, creating a coordinated center of excellence in ENT.
Florida Hospital for Children can address nearly any head and neck problem imaginable, from fairly straightforward procedures such as removing tonsils and adenoid to highly complex surgeries to reconstruct the airway.
Conditions Treated Include:
- Chronic ear infections
- Perforated Ear Drum
- Congenital narrowing or absence of the ear canal
- Microtia (small ear)
- Prominent or Malformed Ears
- Hearing loss and deafness
- Cleft Lip and Palate
- Choanal Atresia
- Eating and Swallowing Problems
- Head and Neck Tumors
- Voice disorders
- Airway disorders and stenosis
- Nasal Obstruction
- Respitory Papillomatosis
- Salivary Gland Disease
- Sleep Apnea
- Cystic hygroma (lymphangioma)
- Tonsil and Adenoid Disease
- Vocal Cord Dysfunction/Paralysis
Common procedures performed at our hospital include:
Additional areas of expertise include:
- Audiology and speech therapy
- Advancing research
At Florida Hospital for Children we are deeply dedicated to providing your children with the best possible care in a friendly, welcoming environment where pain and discomfort is kept to a minimum.
Our ear, nose and throat specialists are leading the way in developing and utilizing leading edge surgical and nonsurgical therapies to treat a wide range of head and neck problems, including tonsillectomies that are less painful, thanks to the use of Coblation or microdebrider technology. For example, the use of a microdebrider, which has a small rotating tip, can remove 95% of the tonsils very precisely, leaving just a thin layer of tissue that protects the throat muscles. This greatly reduces postoperative pain and recovery time.
One of the latest advances is endoscopic sinus surgery using digital guidance technologies. The use of real-time imaging allows the surgeon to conduct complex sinus procedures with far greater accuracy than ever before.