Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

ENT doctor examines patient

Otolaryngology is a specialty devoted to the evaluation and treatment of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders as well as head and neck, hearing, and communication problems. We understand how ENT conditions can affect hearing, learning, speech, and sleep and impact development. Our teams provide care that takes your whole child, not just the condition, into account.

 
Learn More About Otolaryngology

ENT conditions in children can range from recurring ear infections and enlarged tonsils, to sinus diseases or a complex craniofacial anomaly (irregular or abnormal growth of head and facial bones). Nemours Ear, Nose and Throat doctors, called otolaryngologists, are board-certified ENT surgeons who are highly trained in the latest minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery techniques.

The most common procedures our surgeons perform include:
  • tonsillectomy (removal of the tonsils)
  • adenoidectomy (removal of the adenoidal tissue)
  • myringotomy with tube placement (removal of fluid from the middle ear and insertion of ear tubes)

Nemours surgeons are also skilled in advanced reconstructive techniques and often work with other specialists to try to combine one or more surgeries during a single hospitalization, which helps reduce the number of times your child needs to receive anesthesia.

Nemours Children's Clinic, Pensacola

5153 N. Ninth Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32504
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For Appointments: (850) 505-4700

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Time)
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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Returning Patients
 
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When you bring your child to see our ENT specialist (Ear, Nose and Throat doctor) at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Pensacola, you can expect exceptional care from our doctor and entire team. In fact, our program serves as a referral center for children with complex ENT problems in northwest Florida and southern Alabama. We also hold an otology clinic where we evaluate and treat children with chronic ear infections (otitis media), as well as more serious ear problems. 

For us, it’s all about the kids and we do all we can to help put your child at ease. Our clinic features state-of-the-art and child-friendly equipment including onsite laryngoscopy, the use of a thin, flexible tube with a fiber-optic camera to view a child's airway to help pinpoint the cause of various ENT conditions in children.

Providing Specialized ENT Care for Children

Our Nemours pediatric otolaryngologist has extensive training and experience in treating wide range of ENT conditions in children and performing common procedures such as:

  • tonsillectomy (removal of the tonsils)
  • adenoidectomy (removal of the adenoidal tissue)
  • myringotomy with tube placement (removal of fluid from the middle ear and insertion of ear tubes). ear tubes and tonsillectomies)

Our highly skilled ENT surgeon also specializes in Otology (medical diseases of the ear) and performs ear drum repair, ear bone reconstruction, hearing loss evaluation. 

Partnering With You to Help Your Child

We believe strongly in educating families and want you to know that you are an important part of your child’s care team. We welcome your active involvement in the decision-making process. We also strive to make things as easy and convenient as possible for you and your child. Because our Ear, Nose and Throat doctor, audiologist, and speech therapist are all under one roof, your child can often have multiple appointments scheduled in one day.


Working as a Team to Care For Your Child

Whether your child’s ENT problem is straightforward (such as a chronic ear infection) or much more complicated (such as deafness), we practice medicine in a way that brings together skills and talent from different areas of expertise.

 
Your Child’s ENT Team Members

Members from different specialties collaborate to create solutions to treat and meet your child’s needs.

Health professionals who may be involved include:
  • surgeons (oral)
  • audiologists
  • speech and language pathologists
  • behavioral health experts
  • deaf educators
  • neurologists (doctors who treat problems of the nervous system)
  • radiologist
 
Types of ENT Conditions We Treat

Our doctors and teams provide advanced ENT care that takes your whole child, and not just the condition into account.

We address areas and conditions that include:
  • General pediatric otolaryngology  
    • recurrent ear infections
    • adenotonsillar disease
    • adenoidal enlargement or disease
    • tonsil enlargement/infection
  • Rhinology: nose and sinuses
    • sinus disease sinus/nasal diseases
  • Laryngology: treatment of diseases and disorders that affect the larynx (voice box)
    • airway problems and diseases
    • foreign body aspiration: inhaling food or objects into the airway or lungs
    • voice disorders
    • Stridor: abnormal, high-pitched breathing sound caused by a blockage in the throat or voice box (larynx)
  • Otology and neurotology: hearing and balance disorders and diseases of the ear

We also work together to address ENT-related concerns associated with complex conditions such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, and skeletal dysplasia.