Children have many problems with their ears, nose, throat, head and neck. In fact, more than 80 percent of children will experience an ear infection by age three. Depending on your child's situation, his doctor may refer him to an otolaryngologist for specialty care. Otolaryngology is the medical specialty that focuses on disorders of the ear, nose and throat, also called ENT.
ENT doctors may help treat your child with certain problems such as ear infections, hearing loss
, breathing problems or sinus issues. They may also be involved if your child needs ear tubes or tonsil surgery. They see patients with tumors and congenital masses of the head and neck, too. A pediatric ENT surgeon is trained to treat children of all ages, from babies to young adults. The active ENT doctors
on our staff have treated thousands of children and teens.
Children's offers four convenient pediatric surgery center locations in Atlanta.
In 2013, our team performed:
- More than 5,000 ear tube surgeries
- Thousands of tonsil and adeniod removal surgeries
- Nearly 9,000 total ENT surgical procedures