Ear, Nose and Throat Services (Otolaryngology)
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Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology) Services
Ear infections? Snoring? Recurring sore throat? From the most common ear, nose and throat disorders to complex problems that require unique expertise, the ENT team at Nationwide Children’s is specially trained to treat kids, and only kids.
Annually, we have more than 25,000 office visits and over 7,000 surgical procedures.
We serve our patients at seven locations in Columbus and the surrounding communities. In addition to our clinic locations, the Westerville Surgery Center offers select outpatient surgeries in a convenient, pediatric-friendly environment.
In order to meet the needs of our patient families we offer evening and Saturday morning clinics. For more information call (614) 722-6200, or click here to request an appointment online.
The ENT team at Nationwide Children’s is specially trained to treat kids, and only kids.
Specialized ProgramsIn order to meet the needs of our patients with unique needs, we have established specialized programs that utilize the distinct expertise of a multi-disciplinary team, specifically trained in those disorders.
The Aerodigestive Disorders Clinic offers a coordinated team approach to care for children with chronic and complex disorders of the upper airway (pharynx and larynx), the lower airway (trachea, bronchi and lungs) and upper digestive tract (esophagus and stomach).
The Hearing Program offers a team approach to supporting patients and families navigating their hearing loss journey. Our mission is to provide evidence-based hearing and language care and lead advancements in research, education and training so all children can achieve their full potential.
Our Rhinology Clinic brings together specialists in ENT and Allergy and Immunology to treat specific nasal conditions in children of all ages.
Excessive drooling can be a problem both medically and socially for children with complex medical issues. The Salivary Gland Disorders Clinic provides a comprehensive approach to evaluation and surgical management for these disorders when the drooling has not responded to treatment.
Our clinic provides evaluation for children with voice and swallowing difficulties. We also address concerns of paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction. The collaborative team - including specialists in ENT and speech-language pathologists - works together to diagnose and treat patients.
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Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology) Services
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Our team includes doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses who provide expert, individualized care for each child.
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Conditions We Treat
- Acute Life Threatening Event
- Airway Foreign Body
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Atypical Mycobacterial Infection
- Auricular Hematoma
- Branchial Cleft Cyst/Sinus/Fistula
- Brief Resolved Unexplained Event (BRUE)
- Childhood Thryoid Cancer
- Choanal Atresia
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Conductive Hearing Loss
- Deep Neck Abscess
- Ear Canal Atresia
- Ear Discharge
- Ear Foreign Body
- Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
- Ear Wax Blockage
- Enlarged Adenoid
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes
- Enlarged Tonsils
- Esophageal Foreign Body
- Extraesophageal Reflux
- Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, and Throat
- Hearing Loss
- Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
- Impaired Smell
- Impaired Taste
- Lymph Node Enlargement
- Nasal Congestion
- Nasal Fracture
- Nasal Polyps
- Nasal Septal Deviation
- Nasal Turbinate Hypertrophy
- Neck Mass
- Noisy Breathing (Stertor, Stridor or Wheezing)
- Nosebleeds (Epistaxis)
- Otitis Externa
- Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction (PVCD)
- Pseudotumor of Infancy
- Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP)
- Ruptured Eardrum
- Sensorineural Hearing Loss
- Sleep Apnea
- Speech Disorders
- Subglottic Stenosis
- Swimmer’s Ear
- Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
- Tongue Problems
- Tongue Tie
- Tonsil and Adenoid Enlargement
- Tracheal Stenosis
- Tympanic Membrane Perforation
- Vascular Rings and Slings
- Vocal Cord Paralysis
- Vocal Fold Nodules
- Vocal Nodules
- Voice Problems
Ear, Nose and Throat News
Meet our Patients
Arjun was born with moderate to severe hearing loss in his left ear and his parents feared that he could not hear them singing or talking to him. By the time Arjun was three months old, he required a hearing aid for his left ear. When he was two, his right ear was also fitted with a hearing aid.
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