Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

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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.

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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 duPont Pediatrics, Lancaster

2128 Embassy Drive, Suite A
Lancaster, PA 17603
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
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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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Forms & Resources
Returning Patients
  • Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
    English | Spanish
    Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
Resources for Patients & Families

The ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del. visit our Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Lancaster location in Pennsylvania (as well as our locations in Newtown Square and Philadelphia) and Voorhees, N.J., to extend comprehensive, convenient pediatric otolaryngology care to children and families in the Delaware Valley.

Learn More About ENT Services at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children»

Expert Pediatric Otolaryngology Care For Kids in Pennsylvania

Nemours’ board-certified otolaryngologists (named some of the “Best Doctors in America®”) work closely with a team of specially trained health care providers to treat infants, children and teens with problems of the ears, nose, throat, neck, mouth and sinuses.

Full-Spectrum ENT Specialty Care at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Lancaster, Penn.

Every Nemours pediatric otolaryngologist has extensive training and experience in treating wide range of ENT conditions in children, from the most common (ear tubes surgery and tonsillectomies) to complex (hearing loss). Our office features state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosing and treating children of all ages for the full spectrum of ENT disorders, including:

  • recurrent ear infections
  • recurrent sore throats
  • enlarged tonsils and adenoids
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • disorders of the upper airway
  • tongue-tie
  • neck masses
  • sinus disease
  • hearing loss

Learn More About These and Other Children’s Health Topics From Nemours’ KidsHealth.org»

If Your Child Needs Additional Tests, Surgery or Hospitalization

If your child needs additional tests, radiology (imaging), surgery, or an overnight hospital stay, we can refer you to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, where our pediatric ENT care team and other experts will help make your family’s experience as easy and stress-free as possible.