Pediatric Otolaryngology is a subspecialty of Otolarynology Head and Neck Surgery which focuses on the ear, nose and throat needs of children ranging from unusual conditions to common problems in children with other medical issues. The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology is based at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center Seattle - a tertiary
care facility serving a five state region. Our division works closely with the Division of Audiology for inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and treatment. Our division is also closely aligned with the Childhood Communication Center, the Craniofacial Center and the Speech Pathology Division.
Areas of clinical expertise include:
- The Childhood Communication Center serving children with hearing loss, speech and voice disorders. The Center includes the pediatric cochlear implant program (allied with the Bloedel Hearing Institute).
- The Vascular Anomalies Program caring for the full range of hemangiomas and vascular malformations and affiliated with dermatology, interventional radiology, general surgery, plastic surgery and orthopedics.
- Pediatric airway disorders including complex airway reconstruction procedures and issues of voice quality.
- Management of head and neck issues in patients with craniofacial anomalies including management of cleft palate and velo-pharyngeal insufficiency.
- Reconstructive procedures for management of microtia and aural atresia.
- Management of head and neck lesions including congenital cysts, neoplasms and thyroid disease.
- Management of chronic ear disease including cholesteatoma.
- Management of chronic sinusitis and complications of sinus disease.