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Rady Children's Specialists

Conditions Treated

We evaluate and treats both common and uncommon ear, nose and throat conditions.

Airway Conditions

  • Breathing problems in newborns and young children
  • Laryngomalacia/noisy breathing
  • Serious airway problems, such as airway narrowing requiring tracheostomies (For our tracheostomy brochure, click here: English/Spanish.)
  • Airway narrowing requiring endoscopic or external airway reconstruction
  • Stridor
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Tracheal malacia
  • Complete tracheal rings
  • Bronchomalacia
  • Vascular rings resulting in airway obstruction

Congenital and Genetic Disorders

Ear Conditions

  • Hearing impairment  (congenital and acquired)
  • Cochlear implants for hearing loss
  • Recurrent and chronic ear infections
  • Traumatic injuries of the external ear as well as the eardrum
  • Ear congenital abnormalities (present at birth) including cup ear, lop ear, and the protruding ear
  • Treatment of congenital aural atresi
  • Cholesteatoma

Facial Masses

Nasal Conditions

  • Nasal allergies and nasal airway obstruction
  • Congenital nasal abnormalities
  • Acute and chronic sinusitis, complications of sinusitis involving the eye or brain
  • Nasal deformity/nasal septal deviation either congenital or due to trauma

Sinus Conditions

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Allergic fungal sinusitis
  • Sinus conditions requiring functional endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Expanded endonasal approaches to skull-based tumors or cysts

Neck Problems

  • Throat infections
  • Congenital masses (thyroglossal duct cyst, branchial cleft cyst, dermoid)
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Plunging ranula
  • Thyroid goiter, nodules, or malignancy

Sleep Abnormalities

Speech Problems

  • Ankyloglossia
  • Palate abnormalities/velopharyngeal insufficiency

Throat Conditions

  • Throat infections (pharyngitis and tonsillitis)
  • Enlargement of the tonsils and adenoids
  • Palatal abnormalities

Vascular Malformations

  • Lymphatic malformations
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Venous malformations
  • Hemangiomas