Keller Texas Ear Nose Throat Doctors at Texas ENT Center

Pediatric ENT

Pediatric ENT Doctors TexasAt Texas ENT Center we treat children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. Our physicians, who both have children of their own, and our compassionate staff strive to provide the best care for our smallest patients. We also have a kid-friendly office that makes visits more fun for your little ones.

Conditions:

  • Ear infections
  • Failed school hearing test
  • Hearing loss
  • Perforated eardrum
  • Recurrent sore throat
  • Tonsil infections
  • Sleep apnea and snoring
  • Sinusitis
  • Runny nose/congestion
  • Nose bleeds
  • Nasal fractures
  • Nasal and Ear foreign bodies
  • Tongue tie
  • Neck masses

Diagnostic:

  • Hearing tests (Audiogram, tympanogram, otoacoustic emissions)
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • In-office ultrasound
  • Allergy testing

Treatment:

  • Pressure equalization tubes (ear tubes) - For more information, visit our Ears page
  • Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy - Removal of the tonsils and/or adenoids can be used to treat recurrent infections, sleep apnea, snoring, and development of tonsil stones. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis. Recovery is typically 1 week in children and up to two weeks in adults. Hydration and soft diet are very important in the postoperative period. For more information about the tonsils and adenoids visit the American Academy of Otolaryngology.
  • Balloon Sinuplasty™ - For more information, visit our Balloon Sinuplasty™ page
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery - For more information, visit our Sinus and Nasal page
  • Immunotherapy - Allergy shots and sublingual drops
  • Nasal cautery - Nasal cautery is a procedure to stop nosebleeds. Nosebleeds are most commonly caused from excessive dryness, frequent nose picking, and enlarged nasal blood vessels. In some cases certain areas of the nose may need to be cauterized to prevent further bleeding. In pediatrics this typically has to be done in the operating room but in older children and adults it is well tolerated in the clinic. Recovery is usually 1 day. For more information on nose bleeds visit the American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Removal of foreign bodies - Foreign bodies may become lodged in different orifices in the head and neck region (ear, nose, back of throat). Many times these can be removed in clinic in a cooperative child.  In some cases it may require general anesthesia and be performed in the operating room.  If the foreign body is a battery this can be a medical emergency and your child should be seen immediately
  • Frenotomy (releasing tongue tie) - Ankyloglossia (tongue tie) can be treated by performing a fenotomy which is a procedure that incises the lingual frenulum to release the tongue.  In newborn patients this procedure is performed in the clinic.  Older children require anesthesia and it is performed in the operating room.
  • Nasal fractures - The purpose of reducing nasal fractures is to set the nasal bones in the proper position so when they heal they are aligned correctly.  This could prevent a nasal deformity or crooked nose causing nasal obstruction or undesired cosmetic appearance.  In adults this can sometimes be done in the clinic with topical/local anesthetic however in children it is generally advised to do this in the operating room.

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Highlighted Procedure

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology is a FDA-cleared, endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The technology uses a small, flexible, Sinus Balloon Catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage and function.

About Balloon Sinuplasty

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