Expert Treatment for Common ENT Conditions & Complex Airway Problems

Our team treats pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions from common to complex, with a special focus on pediatric aerodigestive and speech disorders.

Services not offered: cochlear implants, cleft lip repair, outer ear reconstruction.

Ears

  • Ear Infections:
    • ​Recurrent acute otitis media (RAOM)
    • Chronic otitis media with effusion (COME)
    • Otitis externa (swimmer’s ear)
  • Tympanic membrane perforations
  • Cholesteatoma (noncancerous growth)
  • Hearing loss – congenital & acquired
  • Tinnitus (ringing in ears) & dizziness
  • Foreign bodies in ear canal
  • Cerumen impaction

Nose

  • Nosebleeds
  • Nasal obstructions:
    • Deviated nasal septum
    • Enlarged nasal turbinates (bones lining the nasal passages)
    • Nasal polyps
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Nasal foreign bodies

Mouth/Throat

  • Snoring & obstructive sleep apnea
  • Chronic or recurrent tonsillitis
  • Tongue & lip tie
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency (air released from nose during speech)
  • Cleft palate

Airway

  • Voice disorders:
    • Hoarseness
    • Vocal cord nodules and masses
    • Laryngeal papilloma
    • Paradoxical vocal fold motion
    • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Noisy breathing (Stridor):
    • Laryngomalacia
    • Subglottic stenosis
    • Tracheobronchomalacia
  • Swallowing disorders:
    • Chronic aspiration
    • Laryngeal cleft
    • Chronic cough
  • Tracheotomy placement & management

Head and neck

  • Pediatric neck masses:
    • Thyroglossal duct cysts
    • Branchial cleft anomalies
    • Preauricular pits/cysts/tags
    • Dermoid cysts & other cysts of head and neck
  • Vascular malformations:
    • Hemangiomas
    • Venous malformation
    • Arteriovenous malformation
    • Lymphatic malformation
  • Salivary gland problems:
    • Mucocele
    • Sialadenitis (inflammation of salivary gland)
    • Sialolithiasis (salivary gland stones)
    • Tumors or masses of the salivary glands

Aerodigestive Clinic

Mary Bridge Children’s Aerodigestive Clinic is one of the few pediatric clinics in the region specializing in complex disorders of the upper airway, lungs and upper digestive tract, also known as aerodigestive conditions.

Your child’s comprehensive evaluation is a fully-integrated approach with a team of specialists working together at the same appointment. Our specialty consultation team includes a pediatric otolaryngologist (ENT),  pediatric gastroenterologist,   pediatric  pulmonologist, and  pediatric speech pathologist.

Our Aerodigestive Clinic meets once a month and has limited availability. A referral from one of our Mary Bridge specialists is required to make an appointment.


If your child requires additional specialized care for complicating medical conditions, we collaborate with specialists from other medical fields right here at Mary Bridge Children's. Please contact us with any questions you have to assist in the referral process.