Learn more about Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialists and how to choose the right one for you

Learn more about Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialists

A pediatric otolaryngologist (pronounced “oto-lar-en-gäl-e-jest”), or ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor, specializes in the medical and surgical care of infants, children and adolescents with disorders that affect the ears, nose, throat, head and neck. Pediatric otolaryngologists diagnose and treat a variety of health conditions, including tonsillitis, laryngomalacia (a birth defect), ear infections, and sleep apnea.

A pediatric otolaryngologist typically: 

  • Evaluates a patient's medical history and educates the child and the child’s family about disease prevention

  • Performs exams of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck

  • Performs hearing and speech screenings

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic diseases and conditions that affect the ears, nose, throat, head and neck including ear and throat infections, voice box problems, thyroid disease, and swallowing problems

  • Performs surgical procedures on the ears, nose, throat, head and neck, such as myringotomy (ear tube surgery), tonsillectomy (tonsil removal), and cleft lip and cleft palate repair

A pediatric otolaryngologist may also be known as a pediatric ear, nose, and throat doctor; children’s ENT; ENT for kids; or pediatric ENT.

There are 28 specialists practicing Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) in Michigan with an overall average rating of 4.0 stars. There are 38 hospitals in Michigan with affiliated Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) specialists, including Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Children's Hospital Of Michigan and Spectrum Health - Zeeland Community Hospital.

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