Pediatric ENT care in Austin
At Dell Children’s, pediatric otolaryngologists, known as ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors, specialize in diagnosing and treating ENT conditions for children. As the only fellowship-trained group of pediatric ENT doctors in Austin, we have the advanced training and expertise to deliver specialized care for even the most complex ENT conditions. And as a subspecialty of surgery, we have the expertise to deliver advanced surgical care.
Your child’s care team starts by listening to you and your child, and answering your questions. Your child’s doctor may recommend diagnostics, such as imaging, biopsy or endoscopy. If your child’s condition is related to another health concern, your child’s doctor also works with other pediatric specialists at Dell Children’s. Your child’s specialists collaborate to make a diagnosis and create a comprehensive care plan that’s right for your child.
Conditions we diagnose and treat
ENT Specialists at Dell Children’s diagnose and treat conditions such as:
Advanced care for ear, nose and throat conditions
When ENT conditions are left untreated, they may become chronic, and senses such as hearing, tasting and smelling can become impaired. Talk with your child’s doctor if you are noticing new or worsening symptoms. Not all ear, nose and throat conditions are treated with surgery. Therapeutic treatments and medication may be an option for your child’s care. Our goal is to help restore your child's ear, nose and throat health, and promote long-term well-being.
Surgery may be recommended as part of your child’s care plan. Whenever possible, your child’s doctor uses minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures. With these types of procedures, there may be less pain and a shorter recovery. Our pediatric ENT doctors specialize in procedures such as:
- Airway reconstruction
- Ear tube placement
- Cochlear implants
- Laryngeal surgery (for voice and swallowing)
- Sinus surgery
- Tonsillectomies (tonsil removal)
If your child needs multiple surgical procedures, such as ear tube placement and a cleft lip repair, we work with other specialists at Dell Children’s to coordinate your child’s care. We often work with pediatric craniofacial surgeons, GI doctors, pulmonologists and other specialists to perform multiple procedures at the same time, limiting the amount of times your child will need anesthesia. Our pediatric anesthesiologists specialize in anesthesia for even the tiniest patients.
Your child’s doctor takes the time to explain — to both you and your child — the procedure, and what to expect before and after surgery. Knowing what to expect can help ease any stress your child may have. Child life specialists are also available to help distract your child before procedures with play, and teach your child relaxation techniques.
Multispeciality care at Dell Children’s
For some conditions, your child may need care from several specialists. Dell Children's Medical Center has multispecialty programs to provide your family with the convenience and collaborative, comprehensive care. This means you and your child may meet with multiple specialists during the same appointment. Our Pediatric ENT team is involved in several of these programs, including: