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Paediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery

Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) surgery encompasses a range of procedures aimed at addressing various conditions affecting children’s ear, nose, and throat health.

Common issues in children include recurrent ear infections, tonsillitis, adenoid enlargement, congenital abnormalities of the ear or airway, and obstructive sleep apnea. Surgical interventions may be necessary to alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life, and prevent long-term complications.

At Metro ENT, we offer a range of treatment options tailored to the unique needs of each child and are dedicated to providing compassionate care and state-of-the-art surgical interventions in a child-friendly environment. From minimally invasive procedures such as ear tube placement or adenoidectomy to more complex surgeries like tonsillectomy or airway reconstruction, we strive to ensure the best possible outcomes for children, promoting their health and well-being from infancy through adolescence.

Dr Ryan De Freitas

MBBS (Hons), BMedSci, MRCS, DOHNS, FRACS

ENT Surgeon

Common pediatric ear, nose, and throat (ENT) issues encompass a variety of conditions that affect children’s health and well-being.

These include:

  • Recurrent Ear Infections

    Children frequently experience ear infections, which can be painful and may lead to hearing loss if left untreated.

  • Tonsillitis and Adenoiditis

    Inflammation of the tonsils and adenoids can cause throat pain, difficulty swallowing, and recurrent infections.

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Enlarged tonsils or adenoids can obstruct the airway during sleep, leading to snoring, restless sleep, and daytime fatigue.

  • Congenital Abnormalities

    Some children are born with structural abnormalities of the ear, nose, or throat, such as cleft palate, choanal atresia, or congenital hearing loss.

  • Allergic Rhinitis

    Allergic reactions to airborne allergens can cause nasal congestion, sneezing, itching, and runny nose in children.

  • Otoplasty Surgery

    Otoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting the shape, position, or proportion of the ears. It’s commonly performed to address concerns such as prominent ears (commonly referred to as “bat ears”), ears that stick out excessively, asymmetrical ears, or ears that are misshapen due to injury or congenital deformities. During otoplasty, the surgeon may reshape the cartilage of the ear, remove excess skin, or adjust the position of the ear to achieve a more balanced and natural appearance. Otoplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia, and recovery time varies depending on the extent of the procedure but usually involves minimal discomfort.

  • Chronic Sinusitis

    Inflammation of the sinus cavities lasting more than 12 weeks can cause nasal congestion, facial pain, and recurrent infections.

  • Speech and Language Disorders

    Some children may experience speech or language delays due to structural abnormalities or hearing loss affecting the ear, nose, and throat.