Pediatric ENT Services in Savannah, GA
At Coastal Ear, Nose & Throat we strive to provide the best ear, nose and throat care for the whole family. Our ENT specialists are highly trained in diagnosing and treating ENT conditions that affect children. Our specialized training, cutting edge technology, and patient-first care are why we are consistently named the best ENT practice in Savannah. If your child is in need of ENT care, Call (912) 355-2335 to schedule an appointment in Savannah or Pooler, GA today!
The surgical placement of ear tubes is the most common childhood surgery performed, with the average age range from one to three years old. This procedure can also be used with adults.
Chronic ear infections (acute otitis media) of the middle ear or the persistent presence of fluid in the middle ear (otitis media with effusion) can lead to other conditions.
A tonsillectomy and an adenoidectomy are surgical procedures to remove tonsils and adenoids. Occasionally, tonsils can become inflamed or infected. Adenoids can also become inflamed or infected as well as becoming enlarged. If symptoms are severe enough or occur with great frequency, a tonsillectomy will be performed to remove the tonsils and an adenoidectomy will be done to remove the adenoids.
A tongue tie is a condition that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. Present at birth, a tongue tie can cause difficulty breastfeeding and can also affect the way a child speaks or swallows later on in life. Our physicians are qualified to diagnose and treat tongue ties. A simple surgical procedure, called a frenotomy, can be done right in our office. The procedure is quick and with minimal discomfort since there are few nerve endings or blood vessels in the lingual frenulum.
Foreign bodies in the ear, nose, and airway sometimes occur in children. A foreign body is considered any object in the ears, nose, or mouth that is not supposed to be there and requires medical attention. Our physicians can typically remove foreign bodies in the comfort of our office. We will also provide an exam and any follow up instructions as needed.
There are multiple reasons a child might need additional hearing tests. If a child failed a previous test, or requires further testing for a speech evaluation, a visit to an audiologist is typically recommended. Our audiologist, Karla McKenzie, can perform hearing tests for children of all ages.