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The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology provides a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment program for all diseases involving the ear, nose or throat. Ear surgery, placement of ear tubes, removal of tonsils and adenoids and sinus surgery are performed. Special testing for nasal and eustachian tube function, as well as audiologic examinations, is available. The office also makes arrangements for patients needing any type of ear, nose or throat surgery. Specialized surgical procedures include:
Members of the division are among the most experienced in the world in managing childhood ear disorders including middle ear disease, congenital ear anomalies, chronic ear disorders and sensorineural hearing loss. Through the Hearing Center and Congenital Ear Center, they provide expert evaluation, diagnosis and advanced therapy for disorders of the ear, including:
This unique regional resource manages a wide range of congenital and acquired airway disorders in children, including:
Innovative surgical interventions are employed, such as the novel use of lasers, procedures involving cartilage and mucosal grafting, and minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. Ancillary medical conditions, including those involving speech, swallowing and the pulmonary and gastrointestinal systems, are included in the assessment and treatment plan. Video-recording capabilities complement the structural OR assessment. In addition, a patient database and registry are maintained. Approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Pittsburgh, they allow for collection of specialized patient data.
A team of specialists from the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology including physicians, a voice nurse and pediatric speech and language pathologists provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the full range of voice, resonance and swallowing conditions, including vocal fatigue, problems with nasality, drooling, and other conditions associated with problems managing salivatory secretions.
In addition to a full medical evaluation, specialized tests are offered, including:
The team’s comprehensive approach to evaluation and diagnosis also includes identifying additional conditions, such as reflux or allergies, that might be involved in a voice or swallowing problem.
Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. Download the Review of Systems Form (PDF) or Medical History Form (PDF) at your convenience. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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