Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat

Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat

Many head and neck disorders affect children and adults differently. Pediatric Otolaryngology focuses on the treatment of the head and neck, endoscopic examination of air and food passages, management of ear disease and hearing loss, and the care of sinus, laryngeal, and thyroid disorders and tumors of the head and neck.

The list to the right is an abridged list of the most common conditions and procedures relating to pediatric otolaryngology managed by the highly trained, diverse group of specialists at HNSA. It is for patient information only and is not meant to be all-inclusive.

“Dear Dr. Dierks,
Thank you for taking care of me today. I know you are very busy and I am sure you missed lunch. Please eat these cookies as a late lunch. I helped Mom make them. I am very grateful for your special help.” – Note From H.B.

Procedures and Treatments

Bilateral Myringotomy and Tubes (Ear Tubes)
For recurring ear infections and/or fluid in the ears.

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
For sleep disordered breathing or recurring infections.

Tongue-Tie Release
For breast-feeding problems or speech problems.

Laryngoscopy Bronchoscopy and/or Esophagoscopy (Looking In The Throat)
For evaluation of breathing or speaking problems, or for the removal of tumors or other foreign bodies.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
For chronic sinus problems or complications of sinus disease.

Repair of Congenital Head and Neck or Airway Problems

Surgery of Head and Neck Tumors

Repair of Prominent Ears