Treatments

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.

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.

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 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 infections.

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.