At Children's National, we treat the whole child, paying special
attention to both their physical and emotional needs. Here are some of
the particular treatments we use to care for our patients.
Our Otolaryngology team performs between 20 and 25 cochlear implants each year.
The purpose of endoscopic sinus surgery is to open the passages of the sinuses allowing for proper drainage to the nose. It is called an endoscopic procedure because the doctor uses an endoscope (a small, flexible tube with a light and a camera lens at the end) to view the inside of the nose.
Early intervention and detection of hearing loss is necessary to prevent additional problems with speech and language development. A health care team approach is normally used when a child is diagnosed with some degree of hearing loss.
Myringotomy tubes are small tubes that are surgically placed into your
child's eardrum by an ear, nose, and throat surgeon. The tubes are placed to help drain
the fluid out of the middle ear in order to reduce the risk of ear
The need for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) surgery will be determined by your child's ear, nose, and throat surgeon and discussed with you. Most T&A surgeries are done on an outpatient basis.