Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
The Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat or ENT) at Children's Mercy Kansas City offers proven expertise in the prompt diagnosis and effective treatment of children with routine and complicated head and neck problems.
Our staff includes board-certified ENT surgeons and pediatric nurse practitioners who work closely with specialists in the Departments of Audiology, Speech Pathology, Pulmonology and Respiratory Care to meet the full range of patients' needs. Children's Mercy offers the region's only pediatric fellowship-trained otorhinolaryngologists.
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- Our pediatric ENT specialists are board-certified to care for children suffering from a variety of breathing problems and disorders of the head and neck.
- Patients receive experienced care for complex pediatric conditions affecting the ear, nose and sinuses, and airway.
- Our staff provides services at four Children's Mercy locations to make appointments as convenient as possible for families.
- We provide specialized surgical services to support the airways of babies born in the Fetal Health Center.
- Patients and families typically see all necessary specialists in a single visit, rather than needing to schedule multiple appointments.
Our experienced team provides services to treat pediatric ear conditions, including hearing loss, acute and chronic ear infections, and ear drum perforations. Our staff includes board-certified surgeons who provide specialized surgical services, including cochlear implants to treat hearing loss.
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Nose and Sinus
Our staff provides treatment for a range of congenital and acquired defects related to the nose and sinuses. Conditions we commonly treat include nose bleeds, head and neck masses, and nasal obstruction.
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Throat and Airway
We offer treatment for a full range of pediatric conditions related to the throat and airway. Conditions include GERD, tonsil diseases, chronic aspiration and drooling, airway obstructions, and more.
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Our multidisciplinary approach to care provides a one-stop-shop experience for patients and families. Physicians throughout Children's Mercy work together as needed to ensure patients are receiving the best possible care throughout their visit. The approach is also more convenient for families, allowing them to see all necessary specialists in one visit instead of needing to schedule multiple visits. The ENT staff regularly works with the Fetal Health Center, Home Ventilator Clinic, Vascular Malformations Clinic, Cleft Palate/Craniofacial, Down Syndrome Clinic, 22q11 Deletion Clinic, and the Aerodigestive Team Clinic.