Our Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Program, also known as the Otolaryngology Program, provides specialized medical and surgical care to infants, children and teens who have problems with their ears, noses or throats. We have more than a dozen board certified specialists who provide comprehensive ENT care at multiple locations.

Quality, coordinated care

Our ENT specialists work with your family’s primary doctor to coordinate care and manage any complex needs to help ensure the best long-term treatment results. Our physicians participate and lead in many specialized multi-disciplinary programs at Children’s. These range from the Saliva control program to the Cleft lip/Cleft palate program.

Our pediatric otolaryngology team firmly believes in quality care. We are constantly reviewing our practices in the medical and surgical care for children.

Locations

Our ENT clinicians see patients in four convenient locations:

Universal infant hearing screening program

Our clinic provides infant hearing screenings at the Froedtert Birth Center at Children's Hospital. We offer peace of mind by evaluating every single newborn to identify possible hearing loss before you take your baby home.

ENT Program highlights

Koss Cochlear Implant Program

Our team of specialists diagnoses and treats patients in the largest cochlear implant program in the state of Wisconsin. We work with children who have severe to profound hearing loss, including children who may be cochlear implant candidates or children who already have cochlear implants.

Pediatric Voice Program

We play a prominent role in the treatment of children with disorders that impact voice and breathing. Our multidisciplinary approach includes laryngologists and speech and language pathologists.

Aerodigestive Disorders Program

Children’s multidisciplinary approach is the basis of the Aerodigestive Disorders Program. We treat children with complex feeding and airway issues. The specialty clinic is staffed by otolaryngology, gastroenterology and pulmonary physicians, and speech and language swallowing therapists.

 

Conditions

Children’s treats the full range of ear, nose and throat disorders, including:

  • Ear, nose and throat disorders
  • Upper airway obstruction
  • Hearing disorders (loss)
  • Sinus problems
  • Speech, language and voice problems
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Facial and neck masses
  • Craniofacial problems
  • Facial trauma
  • Tracheal disorders
  • Tracheostomy dependent children

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Treatments & tests

Our dedicated, experienced team is trained to provide all aspects of your child’s care and treatment, which may include:

  • Ear tubes
  • Sinus surgery
  • Allergy tests
  • X-rays
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • CAT scans
  • Ultrasounds
  • Medications
  • Hearing tests
  • Hearing aids
  • Cochlear implants
  • Pediatric voice treatments
  • Aerodigestive disorder treatments
  • Saliva control treatments
  • Breathing tests
  • Wound treatment
  • Abscess drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Blood and urine tests
  • Stretching exercises and infant stimulation
  • Lymph system tests
  • Surgery
  • Tracheal treatment
  • Education
  • Coordinated care

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