What We Treat

What is otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology (also known as ENT) is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and other related structures of the head and neck.

A pediatric otolaryngologist, or ENT, is a doctor who is trained in the treatment of children with these disorders.

Conditions treated

Some of the most common conditions treated by our team include:

  • Ear infections (otitis media)
  • Foreign object in the ear, nose or airway
  • Nose bleeds (epistaxis)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Tongue tie (ankyloglossia)
  • Tonsillitis and adenoid disease

Ear

  • Aural atresia
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Ear way (cerumen impaction)
  • Hearing loss, including deafness
  • Mastoiditis
  • Otorrhea
  • Perichondritis
  • Swimmer’s ear (otitis externa)
  • Tympanic membrane perforation

Throat and airway

  • Airway hemangiomas and vascular malformations
  • Complete tracheal rings
  • Distraction
  • Drooling and salivary disorders
  • Feeding and swallowing problems
  • Glottic stenosis
  • Goldenhar syndrome
  • Laryngeal atresia
  • Laryngomalacia and tracheomalacia
  • Laryngeal stenosis and tracheal stenosis
  • Laryngeal clefts
  • Macrostomia
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pierre Robin syndrome
  • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
  • Saccular cysts
  • Stomatitis
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI)
  • Vocal cord nodules, polyps and cysts
  • Vocal cord paralysis

Nasal and sinus

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Deviated septum
  • Choanal atresia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Nasal fractures
  • Nasal polyps
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Pyriform aperture stenosis
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Sinus tumors
  • Sinusitis (chronic)
  • Stridor

Head and neck masses and tumors

  • Branchial cleft cysts
  • Lymphatic and vascular malformations
  • Salivary stones
  • Scars, keloids or skin tags on the head or neck
  • Subglottic cysts
  • Subglottic hemangioma
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts
  • Thyroid nodules and tumors

Services We Offer

Comprehensive services and treatments

Children’s Physician Group offers comprehensive services, including evaluation, diagnosis, management and treatment of children with a variety of disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.

Services and treatments offered include:

Ear

  • Ear tubes
  • Hearing devices, including hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • Hearing screens and evaluations
  • Otoplasty to change the size, shape or position of the outer ear

Nose

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Choanal atresia and pyriform aperture stenosis repair
  • Removal of foreign objects
  • Septoplastry (correction of deviated nasal septum)
  • Sinus surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Turbinate surgery

Throat and airway

  • Adenoidectomy (removal of adenoids)
  • Airway management, including reconstructive surgery
  • Botox injections and surgical procedures for drooling
  • Inferior turbinate reduction
  • Lingual tonsillectomy
  • Septoplasty
  • Stroboscopy
  • Swallowing evaluations
  • Tongue reduction
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tumor removal

Head and neck

  • Removal of congenital neck masses
  • Scar and skin tag removal
  • Treatment of head and neck cancers
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Vascular malformations and tumors

A wide range of programs and clinics

Our team also participates in the following multidisciplinary programs and clinics:

  • Aerodigestive Center: This center offers a multidisciplinary approach to evaluating and treating children with disorders involving the upper digestive tract, airway and respiratory and pulmonary systems.
  • Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant Program: This program consists of pediatric-trained otolaryngologists and audiologists who provide care for children and teens with hearing loss.
  • Technology-Dependent Clinic: This clinic manages children with a variety of disorders that require some form of respiratory support. The team includes pediatric otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, respiratory therapists and speech pathologists.
  • Vascular Anomalies Clinic: For children with complex vascular anomalies, we offer a multidisciplinary, personal approach to treatment. This clinic is the only clinic of its kind in the Southeast.

Innovative research

In conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine, our team is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric otolaryngology research. Through participation in local and national research studies, our team is devoted to developing better treatments and diagnostic services for children.

Learn more about research at Children's

Our Unique Approach

Why choose Children's Physician Group?

Our practice combines the latest technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach, making us a top choice for pediatric ENT services. Our team of seven board-certified, pediatric-trained otolaryngologists is 100 percent dedicated to infants, children and teens. We work together to provide integrated, multispecialty care for kids with common and complex medical conditions.

Additionally, we offer four convenient office locations across metro Atlanta and all of our surgical facilities are staffed with doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists specially trained in pediatric care.

Meet the Team

Meet Nikhila Raol, M.D., M.P.H.

Children’s Physician Group is pleased to welcome Nikhila Raol, M.D., M.P.H., to our team of pediatric otolaryngologists. We are also happy to announce our newest location in Stockbridge, Children’s at Hudson Bridge—Specialty Care, is open and accepting new patients. Call 404-785-KIDS (5437) to make an appointment.

Meet our pediatric otolaryngologists (ENTs)

Led by Steven Goudy, M.D., Director of Otolaryngology, our team includes the following pediatric trained otolaryngologists and advanced practice provider:

 

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Telemedicine

The expertise of Children’s pediatric otolaryngologists is available to patients and healthcare providers through telemedicine. An easy-to-use service, telemedicine offers patients and providers remote consultations, evaluations and training using live video.

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Locations

Children's at Satellite Boulevard

2660 Satellite Blvd.

Duluth, GA 30096-5803

Children's at Cobb

1371 Church Street Extension

Marietta, GA 30060-7913

Children's at Fayette

1265 Highway 54 West

Fayetteville, GA 30214-4526

Emory Children's Center Building

2015 Uppergate Drive

Atlanta, GA 30322-1015