Here at Regional ENT Associates, it is our main goal to help each of our patients and their families achieve and maintain optimal health and wellness. That is why, we offer pediatric services and preventative care for children who are injured or ill. Our experienced pediatricians are experts at child development assessment, as well as the conventional treatment of common illnesses. Our pediatricians can provide you with reassuring guidance throughout each process so that you can feel confident that your child is receiving the best care possible.
Specialized services and illnesses we treat include:
Your child’s tonsils are the two glands that are visible in the back of the throat. Their function is to aid the immune system by protecting the body from infection. Tonsillitis occurs when these glands become infected with a virus or bacteria. This causes the tonsils to become inflamed, and if left untreated, could spread. When this happens, it is referred to as a peritonsillar abscess. This is very important to catch early because it can potentially spread to the neck, chest, and block the airway.
We offer services for early diagnosis and prevention of tonsillitis to help your child remain as healthy as possible.
Ear infections result from inflammation within the middle ear, usually caused by bacteria and fluid buildup behind the eardrum. Ear infections are very common in children, and can cause very uncomfortable symptoms. Our pediatric services provide accurate diagnosis and the necessary antibiotics for combatting ear infections and alleviating symptoms.
Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping condition in which breathing is completely or partially blocked repeatedly throughout the night. This disorder is caused by the narrowing or blockage of the airway while your child sleeps. The cause of sleep apnea in children is different than adults, and is most commonly a result of enlarged adenoids and tonsils.
The best way to prevent complications that can affect children’s growth, behavior, and cognitive development, is through early diagnosis and treatment with one of our expert pediatricians.
Facial Plastic Reconstruction
If your child has a disfiguring condition resulting from birth, or due to an injury, our pediatric specialists can help you determine the best route of treatment possible. We offer facial plastic reconstruction using the most effective surgical techniques for improving the appearance and function of malformations in parts of the body including:
A cleft lip can be as mild as a notch within the lip, or it can be as severe as an opening that expands from the lip to the nose. Cleft lip can be corrected through surgery. Surgery to correct cleft lip is usually performed before a baby is 1 years old. We will work with you to help determine the best care and possible treatment method for correcting your child’s cleft lip.
Ear malformations describe a range of birth defects that affect your child’s ears, and occur during development while the baby is still in the womb. Ear malformations can cause other complications including hearing loss, cosmetic issues, or other developmental delays. For more severe cases, remodeling of the ear to correct the shape, and restore hearing loss, can be performed. Surgery is usually performed at age 6 when the ear is close to full adult size. Along with effective remodeling surgery, hearing aids or implants can help improve hearing loss, if needed.
Reach out to the caring professionals here at Regional ENT Associates to learn more about our expert Pediatric Services. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards health and wellness for you and your loved ones.