About Paediatric ENT
What is a Paediatric ENT Surgeon?
A Paediatric ENT Surgeon is a surgeon whose practice is dedicated to the treatment of childhood disorders of the ears, nose, throat, face and neck.
They undertake sub-specialist training in addition to their specialist ENT training in order to acquire the particular clinical and surgical skills needed in the management of this unique patient group.
Because of the complex nature of many of these illnesses, paediatric ENT surgeons work closely with other paediatric specialities including:
- cleft palate & craniofacial surgery
- cardiac surgery
- speech therapy
This multidisciplinary team approach provides the ideal and most effective means of delivering the high quality care needed for this special patient population.
What conditions do Paediatric ENT Surgeons treat?
Common ENT conditions
Recurrent sore throats, tonsillitis
Snoring & obstructive sleep apnoea
Unusual ENT conditions
Head & Neck
Developmental malformations (cystic hygroma, haemangioma)
Nose & Sinuses
Airway & Food Passages
Stridor / Noisy breathing
Inhaled or impacted Foreign bodies
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Facial nerve weakness
Prominent (bat) ears
Special children who may have ENT problems
Down syndrome & other chromosomal abnormalities
Disorders of coagulation
Neurological or neuromuscular impairment