Although children are often affected by the same ear, nose and throat conditions as adults, they often require special care to treat these complex conditions. Children are often more susceptible to ENT conditions and are commonly affected by chronic ear infections, tonsillitis, congenital defects, voice and speech disorders, sleep apnea and more. Our doctors are specially trained to diagnose and treat the unique conditions that affect children. We strive to provide the most effective treatment while taking into consideration the comfort of our patients and concerns of their parents.
Children and adults may suffer from disorders of the tonsils including recurrent infections and enlarged, obstructing tonsils.
What is Tonsilitis?
Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the tonsils.
What causes Tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis is caused by bacteria or a virus.
What are the symptoms of Tonsillitis?
Symptoms of tonsillitis include throat pain, difficult or painful swallowing, neck swelling, and fever.
How does Tonsillitis affect me?
Tonsillitis may be mild, associated with throat discomfort, or severe, associated with excruciating pain and inability to swallow.
How is Tonsillitis treated?
If medical therapy fails to adequately treat the problem, surgical removal of the tonsils is almost universally successful in curing the disorder. Our doctors employ the safest techniques to remove tonsils (and/or adenoids), and patients are routinely sent home the same day.
What are the risks of Tonsillitis surgery?
There is a 1-2% risk of bleeding after a tonsillectomy. Throat pain is common, and usually resolves after one week.
What is the recovery process after Tonsillitis surgery?
A sore throat is expected for one week. A soft diet is recommended and fluids encouraged. Prescription medication is provided for pain relief.
ENT specialists are uniquely able to diagnose and treat problems of the voice box or larynx. Hoarseness is a symptom that can be caused by a variety of disorders including vocal cord nodules, polyps, limited movement of the vocal cord, or acid reflux from the stomach. Fiberoptic visualization of the larynx is a noninvasive technique that allows for accurate diagnosis and guides proper treatment. Treatment may include medication, voice therapy or outpatient surgery using minimally invasive microsurgical technique.
There are many potential causes of neck masses including infection, congenital cysts, and tumors. Evaluation of a neck mass begins with a thorough history, complete examination of the head and neck region, and may include blood tests and/or radiologic evaluation such as ultrasound or CT scan. Therapy may require treatment with antibiotics in the case of infection. If indicated, our doctors will perform a fine needle biopsy in the office, a minimally invasive technique leading to rapid and accurate diagnosis. If surgery is indicated, our surgeons are trained in the latest techniques for safe removal of neck masses.