Pediatric Otolaryngology or ENT (ear, nose, and throat) care at Cleveland Clinic Children's is provided by a centralized team of pediatric otolaryngologists (surgeons), specially trained pediatric ENT nurse practitioners, and pediatric ENT nurses who have advanced training in the care of children and adolescent patients.
We provide complex care and coordination, at the highest level, by partnering with experts from various specialties at Cleveland Clinic Children's. We leverage the expertise of these providers to offer a multidisciplinary approach to challenging pediatric ENT conditions, including unique conditions such as hearing loss, aerodigestive/tracheostomy care and cleft care where a team approach is utilized.
We believe that providing excellent care goes beyond state-of-the-art equipment and the latest techniques. It also means providing that care with compassion. As a parent or family member, you play a vital role in your child’s health. Please feel free to ask questions, and let us know how we can best serve your needs.
What We Treat
Otolaryngologists focus on the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders. We treat a wide range of complex ENT disorders, such as:
- Airway obstruction.
- Branchial cleft anomalies.
- Broken nose.
- Choanal atresia.
- Cleft lip and palate.
- Congenital anomalies of the ear and nose.
- Ear infections.
- Enlarged adenoids.
- Facial trauma.
- Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Wegener's).
- Hearing impairment.
- Head and neck cancer.
- Head and neck masses or lesions.
- Head and neck masses or lesions: dermoid cysts.
- Head and neck masses or lesions: thyroglossal duct cysts.
- Implantable hearing devices.
- Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma.
- Middle ear infections and cholesteatoma.
- Minimally invasive and open surgical procedures for drooling.
- Nasal obstruction.
- Nasal obstruction: septum deviation.
- Obstructive sleep apnea.
- Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.
- Salivary gland diseases.
- Salivary gland diseases: drooling.
- Sore throat.
- Thyroid nodules.
- Tracheal stenosis and airway obstruction.
- Tracheal stenosis: complete tracheal rings.
- Tracheotomy and decannulation.
- Tumors, cysts and infections of the head and neck.
- Vascular malformations (lymphatic, etc.).
- Velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD).
- Voice concerns.
- Voice concerns: hoarseness.
- Voice concerns: vocal cord paralysis.
We also care for children who may develop ENT problems as a result of a congenital or acquired disorder or disease, such as:
- Bleeding disorders.
- Cerebral palsy.
- Craniofacial abnormalities.
- Craniofacial anomalies: hemifacial microsomia.
- Cystic fibrosis.
- Developmental delay.
- DiGeorge syndrome.
- Down syndrome.
- Immune deficiency.
- Muscular dystrophy.
- Organ transplants.
- Pierre robin.
- Premature birth.
- Stickler syndrome.
- Treacher collins syndrome.
General Otolaryngology (Children and Adults)
Pediatric Otolaryngology Appointments
Specialty Programs Contact Information
- Pediatric Center for Airway, Voice and Swallowing Disorders (PCAVS)
- Pediatric Multidisciplinary Hearing Center (PMHC)
216.445.0075, option 4
- Thyroid Head and Neck Oncology and Pediatric Endocrine (Thyroid HOPE) Center
216.445.4828, option 4
After you call to arrange an initial appointment with our Thyroid HOPE team, one of our providers will reach out to you to perform a pre-visit intake. Please make arrangements to have copies of prior imaging, imaging reports, operative notes, laboratory studies, pathology reports, audiograms, and consult notes available that you would like us to review prior to your appointment.
- Pediatric Head and Neck Masses
216.445.4828, option 4
- Cochlear Implant or Bone Anchored Implant Evaluation
- Communication Evaluation Appointments with Dr. Don Goldberg
216.445.5669, option 4
- Pediatric Audiology Appointments
Your generous support for Pediatric Otolaryngology will help fund the future care of children via:
- Pediatric Otolaryngology specialty program support.
- Research projects.
- Resident education and educational travel grants for trainees.
Thank you for your support!
- Health Library – Index of ENT-related topics
- Children with Medical Handicaps Program (BCMH)
Pediatric ENT contact Number for BCMH: 216-445-0075; option 4
- Cleveland Clinic Children's Child Life Services
Child Life Services offers surgery tours and a variety of programs to help your child prepare for surgery and during their inpatient stay.
- Cleveland Clinic Children's Sleep Disorders Center
- Fresh Air Camp
Children’s Healthy Living Programs
Healthy eating and physical activity habits are key to your child's well-being. Eating too much and exercising too little can lead to childhood obesity resulting in excess weight and related health problems that can follow children into their adult years. You can take an active role in helping your child— and your whole family— develop healthy eating and physical activity habits that can last for a lifetime. Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Children’s have resources available to parents and kids to keep them healthy, including specialists, community and school based programs, and information to help you make healthy choices at meal time.
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