Pediatric ear, nose and throat care in Indianapolis
At Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent, pediatric otolaryngologists, known as ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors, specialize in diagnosing and delivering advanced therapeutic and surgical care for ENT conditions. We start by listening to you and your child, and answering your questions – big and small. And we take the time to explain your child’s condition and discuss their treatment options. Together, we create a care plan that is right for your child and your family.
We diagnose and treat conditions such as:
- Airway and breathing difficulties
- Choanal atresia (blockage of nasal passage)
- Cholesteatoma and chronic ear disease
- Chronic sinusitis
- Ear infections and ear disease
- Enlarged tonsils and tonsilitis
- Feeding and swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
- Head and neck cancer and masses
- Hearing loss, cochlear implants, BAHA® and digital hearing aids
- Parotid disease and sialorrhea (drooling)
- Recurring tonsillitis
- Sinus issues
- Obstructive sleep apnea
A team of audiologists helping improve your child's hearing
Your child’s care team delivers kid-friendly hearing tests and evaluations. Our team specializes in diagnosing hearing conditions, including partial and complete hearing loss. We also specialize in ototoxic monitoring, cochlear implants, hearing aids, and bone-anchoring hearing aid devices (BAHA).
As part of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, your family has access to specialists in a range of pediatric specialties. Your child’s care team works closely with pediatric ENT doctors to deliver care to help improve your child’s hearing. And, our ongoing care and support continues as your child grows and as needs change. We help you coordinate your child's care and connect you with other services such as speech therapy.
Advanced ear, nose and throat care just for kids
It's important for children to get the ear, nose and throat care they need. When ENT conditions are left untreated, they may become chronic, and senses such as hearing, tasting and smelling can become impaired. Not all ear, nose and throat conditions are treated with surgery. Other non-surgical treatments may be an option for your child. Our goal is to help restore your child's ear, nose and throat health, and promote long-term well-being.
If your child needs more care, ENT doctors specialize in procedures such as ear tube placements, sinus surgery and tonsillectomies (tonsil removal). We understand some procedures or surgery can feel scary for your child and your family. Your child’s care team takes the time to explain the procedure to you and your child. We also explain what to expect before surgery and how to care for your child after surgery.
Get a second opinion from a pediatric ENT specialist
Get the confidence and peace of mind that your child’s doctor and care plan are right for your child and family. It's easy to get a second opinion at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent. We can review your child’s medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our pediatric specialists about a personalized care plan for your child.
When your child is experiencing new symptoms or you are deciding on a treatment plan, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss both therapeutic or surgical treatment options. Our team of highly experienced pediatric specialists can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.
Before your child’s appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your child’s medical records from their doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.
Refer a patient to a pediatric specialist
Your patients and their families can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our pediatric specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and to develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 317-338-6815.
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go to the nearest ER or call 911.