Treatments

At Children's National, we treat the whole child, paying specialattention to both their physical and emotional needs.  Here are some ofthe particular treatments we use to care for our patients.

Aerodigestive Clinic

Our Aerodigestive Clinic provide specialized care for children with airway problems and feeding disorders.

Cochlear Implants

Our Otolaryngology team performs 50 pediatric implantations each year.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

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.

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are electronic or battery-operated devices that can amplify and change sound. A microphone receives the sound and converts it into sound waves. The sound waves are then converted into electrical signals. 

Management of Hearing Loss

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

Myringotomy tubes are small tubes that are surgically placed into yourchild's eardrum by an ear, nose, and throat surgeon. The tubes are placed to help drainthe fluid out of the middle ear in order to reduce the risk of earinfections.

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

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.