Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)

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The Division of Otolaryngology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, provides far more than routine health care for children with minor ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems. The physicians of the Otolaryngology division perform comprehensive services in a wide range of areas.

Ear, nose, throat, head and neck problems are a common occurrence in children of all ages. Besides the treatment of various disorders, the Division of Otolaryngology provides ongoing medical supervision, education and support that continues even after treatment. Medical and surgical interventions are available when necessary.

Our highly-skilled and experienced surgeons not only treat the typical or recurring pediatric otolaryngology problems, they also evaluate and treat facial trauma, provide assistance in overcoming the numerous otolaryngologic manifestations of cystic fibrosis, evaluate and treat head and neck tumors and evaluate and treat complex airway problems.

Why Choose Nicklaus Children's?

You want the best and most experienced team when your child requires medical care or surgery. Here’s why you should choose Nicklaus Children’s:

top 10 badgeWe are the number one center in South Florida for surgery to remove adenoids (adenoidectomy) and tonsils (tonsillectomy).

  • We have four of the Top 10 pediatric otolaryngology/ENT surgeons in South Florida.*
  • Our team performed 52% of all the pediatric (0-21 years of age) adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy surgeries in South Florida (Broward, Collier, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties) last year.*
  • Adenoidectomies and tonsillectomies comprise 54% of all the otolaryngology/ENT surgeries conducted at a Nicklaus Children’s facility.**
*Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) data Q1-Q3 2017; this data has been annualized for analysis purposes. **As defined by the total number of surgeries performed at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in 2017.

Treatments and Procedures

Conditions We Treat

We also offer treatment for the following: 
  • Benign and Malignant Head and Neck Tumors
  • Craniofacial Otolaryngology
  • Speech and Voice Evaluation
  • Otology
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Disorders of the Facial Nerve and Skull Base Surgery

Success Stories

Peyton was born with a congenital heart defect that led her to spend months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Like many infants who are born premature and with congenital health issues, Peyton had to undergo a tracheostomy to help her breathe and eat.
Thanks to advances in medicine, Peyton recently underwent airway reconstruction surgery, performed by pediatric otolaryngologist Dr. Brian Ho, and can now breathe on her own.
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