When your child gets an ear infection, you can rely on your Mercy pediatrician to treat it quickly. But when ear infections or other nose or throat problems keep coming back, your child may need to see a specialist called a pediatric otolaryngologist, or ENT physician. These specialists treat children with disorders caused by birth defects, infections or trauma that affect the ears, nose, throat, sinuses, neck and voice box. They’re also trained in both medicine and surgery, which means they can care for children from diagnosis to final treatment.
Mercy’s pediatric ENT specialists are trained to treated conditions such as:
Because ENT specialists also are trained in surgery, they can remove tonsils or adenoids for children with recurring infections. And for children with significant hearing loss, Mercy offers hope of improved hearing and speech through Cochlear implants. Sometimes called a bionic ear, the implant is an electronic device permanently inserted during surgery near the inner ear, transmitting sound waves to the brain.
Pediatric ENT specialists at Mercy Kids work with your pediatrician to diagnose the cause of your child’s problem and coordinate treatment plans. With help from Mercy, your son or daughter will hear more clearly and make recurring ear infections a thing of the past.