PEDIATRIC CARE

 

  • Tonsillectomy: Tonsillectomies (removal of tonsils) are a commonly performed surgery for ENT surgeons. Our tonsils are a part of the body’s defense system for fighting off infection. However, they can be overactive and/or enlarged. As a result of increased size or recurrent inflammation, they can compromise breathing in patients. A tonsillectomy is a day surgery procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, your surgeon will carefully remove the diseased tissue. Adults and children regularly undergo tonsil removal.

 

  • Ventilation Tubes: Insertion of ventilation tubes (ear tubes) is one of the most common procedures performed globally. When fluid builds up behind the eardrum, patients can experience pain and/or hearing loss. More importantly, fluid behind the eardrum can cause dangerous infections of the middle ear. An ENT surgeon can insert a ventilation tube that will allow fluid to drain out from behind the eardrum. Ventilation tubes can be short term (4-12 months) or long term (2-4 years). Most ventilation tubes will fall out within the prescribed time frame; however, long term ventilation tubes may require removal by the surgeon.  Young children requiring ventilation tubes will go under general anesthesia for the procedure but will be able to go home the same day. Some adults may elect to undergo the procedure under a simple local anesthetic. Insertion of ventilation tubes is a minimally invasive procedure that can often relieve symptoms immediately.

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