Leo had his tonsillectomy in mid-December 2020, at the height of a surge in COVID-19 cases in Minnesota. The team at Children's Minnesota understood the families concerns and took the time to make them feel as comfortable as possible.
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is celebrated during May. During this month, we recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of those who came to the United States, and the generations who have enriched our history along the way. As we highlight the importance of this observation, we are excited to introduce Dr. Asitha Jayawardena, staff physician at Children’s Minnesota’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Facial Plastic Clinic. We celebrate and are thankful for their shared story.
Andrew Redmann, MD, pediatric otolaryngologist, Children’s Minnesota ENT and Facial Plastics, recently presented to a group of pediatric clinicians in Western Wisconsin with the support of the Children’s Minnesota Speakers Bureau.
The Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) and Facial Plastic Surgery Program at Children’s Minnesota is proud and excited to announce the additions of Asitha Jayawardena, MD and Andrew Redmann, MD. These amazing and talented surgeon-clinician scientists provide increased breadth and depth to our already nationally recognized program for the care and research of children with disorders of the ears, nose, and throat.
Children’s Minnesota has a new medical director for its ear, nose and throat and facial plastic surgery program. Timothy A. Lander, MD, accepted the position effective May 22, 2020.
Dr. Robert Tibesar, pediatric otolaryntologist, talked to KSTP about Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome (CHAOS), a rare genetic condition that has left a 3-year-old girl unable to use her vocal chords.
Pediatric tympanoplasty is a procedure performed to repair a perforated eardrum in a child’s ear. An eardrum perforation is simply a hole in the eardrum (tympanic membrane). The eardrum is a thin membrane deep in our ear canal. This membrane vibrates when sound waves hit it and helps transfer sound energy into the inner ear which allows us to hear. A hole in the eardrum can come from a bad ear infection, a surgical procedure like placement of an ear tube, or from trauma such as a Q-tip® jabbed deep inside the ear canal (one of many reasons to avoid using any cotton swab to clean your ears!) Tympanoplasty surgery is a common way to repair the perforation, if necessary.
Mandibular distraction is a method used to increase the length of the jaw bone. It requires a surgical procedure to attach the distractors, one one each side of the jaw bone. The process of distraction occurs after surgery and usually takes between 10 and 14 days.
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