Pediatric ENT

Our trusted ear, nose and throat (ENT) program includes nationally recognized pediatric specialists. They deliver innovative therapies for common childhood disorders, like recurring ear infections. Services also include the highest level of care for complex airway disease.

Life-Saving Care and Advanced Treatments for Children

Pioneering Treatments for Chronic Ear Infections

Children with recurring ear infections often need a surgical procedure to implant tubes that allow fluid to drain. We helped develop a method for implanting tubes during an in-office procedure. This technique lowers the risk of anesthesia complications and helps your child start feeling better sooner.

Pediatric patients at Cedars-Sinai were among the first in the nation to benefit from this option through clinical trials. Find out more about ear, nose and throat clinical trials.

Complex Airway Disease Management and Reconstruction

Our team excels in caring for children with complex airway disease, including tracheomalacia. We also partner with Cedars-Sinai pediatric neurosurgeons to care for children with breathing difficulties due to craniofacial disorders. Doctors and parents look to us to help children with some of the most advanced forms of these diseases.

We are skilled in caring for children with tracheostomy tubes. This includes giving you the support you need to keep your child safe and healthy at home. Experts also perform sophisticated airway reconstruction procedures when necessary.

Perinatal Care for Life-Threatening Airway Disease

We work with other Cedars-Sinai experts to provide emergency treatment to children who may not be able to breathe at birth. Our team is experienced in performing EXIT (ex utero intrapartum treatment) procedures. This technique involves surgery to correct airway malformations at the moment of birth. Children recover in our pediatric intensive care unit.

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Pediatric ENT Conditions We Treat

  • Chronic nosebleeds (epistaxis), frequent bleeding that occurs when a blood vessel in the nose breaks
  • Chronic sinusitis, recurring, long-lasting infections in the tissue lining the sinuses
  • Craniofacial disorders, problems with bones, muscle and other tissue in the face that sometimes affect the airway 
  • Esophageal atresia, part of the esophagus is missing and food and liquids can't travel from the mouth to the stomach
  • Mastoiditis, a complication of ear infections that affects the nearby mastoid bone
  • Middle ear infection, an infection that occurs behind the eardrum 
  • Nasal obstruction, mucus buildups, injuries and other conditions that make it difficult to breathe through the nose
  • Obstructive sleep apnea, temporary pauses in breathing while a child sleeps
  • Ruptured eardrum, tear (perforation) in the tissue separating the ear canal from the middle ear
  • Stridor, noisy, high-pitched breathing due to a partial airway blockage 
  • Subglottic or tracheal stenosis, narrowing of the airway
  • Swimmer's ear, inflammation in the inner ear due to fungus or bacteria
  • Tongue ties, short bands of tissue that connect the tongue to the bottom of the mouth 
  • Tracheomalacia, rare condition in which tissue in the windpipe weakens blocking the airway  
  • Vocal cord paralysis, an interruption of the nerve impulses that control vocal cords 

Related Programs and Services

Your child benefits from coordinated services and the recommendations of renowned Cedars-Sinai specialists representing: