Ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems are very common in children. In fact, more than 80 percent of children will suffer from an ear infection by age 3. When problems don’t go away, expert help is available from the ENT team at Children’s of Mississippi.
Our ENT program cares for children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents. Conditions we treat range from routine problems, such as sinus or ear infections, to more complex conditions like airway problems, sinus disease, and head and neck tumors.
Only at Children’s of Mississippi
As Mississippi's only children’s hospital, our nationally recognized physicians and staff have extensive training, medical expertise, and advanced technologies all geared towards one goal: providing quality care for young patients. If a serious condition arises, the full resources of UMMC, Mississippi’s only academic medical center are close by.
Some of the ENT conditions we treat and services we provide include:
- Ear disorders
- Ear tube placements
- Nasal obstructions
- Tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies, (including "rapid recovery" procedures, such as intracapsular tonsillectomy, for sleep-disturbed breathing)
- Head and neck tumors
- Salivary gland disorders
- Sleep-disturbed breathing and obstructive sleep apnea
- Stridor (noisy breathing)
- Laryngomalacia (abnormal larynx)
- Laryngeal clefts (abnormal opening between the larynx and the esophagus)
- Laryngeal stenosis (abnormal narrowing of the larynx)
- Vocal cord paralysis and disorders
- Newborn airway problems
Help for speech, voice and swallowing problems
As part of the UMMC Center for Voice and Swallowing, our specialists diagnose and treat children affected by speech, voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. We also help children with speech and language problems caused by developmental delay or brain injury.
Help for hearing problems
Without testing, hearing loss in children can go unnoticed during the first years of life. Left untreated, it can affect speech and language development, ability to learn, social and emotional development, and school performance. At Children’s of Mississippi, we provide Mississippi families a team of specialists who can help detect and treat hearing loss in children.