Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat clinic
Children’s Minnesota’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program diagnoses and treats routine and complex conditions in babies, children and teens. In fact, Children’s has the only pediatric ENT program in the state dedicated exclusively to kids with disorders of the head and neck.
We provide a full range of ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery services, including prenatal counseling, advanced imaging, cochlear implants, and innovative surgeries for cleft and craniofacial issues. Children’s Minnesota is verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program. Achieving Level I verification is the highest level of distinction for health systems that perform complex surgical procedures in newborns, children and teens.
Our pediatric ENT and facial plastic surgery team includes some of the most experienced pediatric otolaryngologists (also known as ENT doctors) in the country. They know the ins and outs of tiny ears, noses and throats and how to fix them with minimal fuss. Our ENT program also includes audiology services and also offers extensive hearing-related expertise for conditions of the ear.
We are dedicated to ongoing research into a wide range of conditions affecting the head and neck of children. In fact, some of the most current ENT techniques that are used on young patients throughout the world were pioneered right here at Children’s.
Heads above others, in every way
Whether your child needs ear tubes or the surgical removal of a neck mass, our pediatric ENT specialists treat them in superhero fashion:
- Dominating the field. No other group in the Upper Midwest has as much pediatric experience as our team and treats as many ENT conditions, from severe craniofacial malformations to hearing loss.
- On guard, round-the-clock. Children’s is the only hospital in Minnesota offering 24/7 access to the largest team of pediatric ENT specialists.
- Using our powers wisely. We deliver low-dose radiation for tests like CT scans to limit exposure on small bodies. And we have a leading ENT clinical research program.
- At your service. Our expert ENT team helps families at four convenient state-of-the-art locations: Children’s – Minneapolis, Children’s – St. Paul, Children’s–Minnetonka and Children’s–Woodbury.
Every face is unique
And so is every kid. That’s why we sit down with every family to discuss their child’s condition in language that is easy to understand. Our pediatric ENT and facial plastic surgery team knows how to treat everything from tracheal tumors to nasal obstructions, to hearing issues, but moms and dads know their kid best and are important members of our care team. We may have treated a thousand kids with inflamed tonsils or cleft lip — but we never forget that this is a new experience for your family.
At Children’s, we have a game plan
Treating ear, nose and throat, and head and neck conditions as soon as possible is the best step for kids. And it’s a big decision for most parents. But knowing they will be treated by the premiere pediatric specialists in ENT and facial plastic surgery makes that process easier. We’ll take good care of your child. We bring all of our experts together to formulate a care plan using the most advanced ENT and plastic surgery techniques and technology currently available.
We also know our way around Children’s, so if your child needs additional services, the ENT and facial plastic surgery team will coordinate with other programs at Children’s. For instance, many children who have cleft palates also suffer from conditions that require expert care for their hearing, breathing and speech.