While every child is different, there are certain age-appropriate hearing, speech and language milestones
that can help parents and doctors recognize a concern. Early diagnosis of a problem is important, and even common conditions can become more serious if left untreated.
A pediatric ENT is also trained to distinguish illnesses or disorders in children whose symptoms may be different from symptoms in adults. For more information, visit the Ear, Nose, and Throat Online Resources page
The division performs diagnostic testing and evaluations for common and chronic problems, such as recurring ear infections. Division programs provide advanced, focused care for specific conditions:
If surgery is required, patients can be seen at the downtown hospital. Outpatient procedures can be performed at the Montgomery Country Ambulatory Surgery Center
or at our affiliated private practice in Fairfax, Children’s National Specialists of Virginia, LLC
Our team of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists includes:
- Eight surgeons
- Pediatric anesthesiologists
- Two physician assistants
- Specially trained nurses
Children’s National is the only hospital in the Washington, DC, area that guarantees your child’s anesthesia is administered by a fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologist
at any time of the day or night – 24/7. Pediatric anesthesiologists are physicians who complete specialized fellowship training in pediatric anesthesia, training beyond the regular course of instruction for an anesthesiologist.
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