The profession of pediatric otolaryngology or ear, nose, throat and sinus – head and neck surgery inc children encompasses all pathology of the airway and head and neck. Dr. John E. McClay in Frisco, Texas has over 20 years of experience in this medical/surgical specialty.
What is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?
Pediatric ENT & Sinus Surgeons – Otolaryngologists provide highly-specialized care for all types of ear, nose, throat and sinus problems affecting babies, kids, and teens at our modern state-of-the-art pediatric surgical facilities.
A pediatric otolaryngologist is a medical and surgical physician who treats and manages disorders and diseases of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT), specifically in children from infants to teenagers. Training for a pediatric otolaryngologist includes:
- Four years of college education
- Four years of medical school
- One year surgical internship and often additional residency training in general surgery
- Minimum of three years of residency training in otolaryngology, as well as head and neck surgery
- Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Many pediatric otolaryngologists also train in fellowship programs at children’s medical centers to advance their training and experience in pediatric care before passing the American Board of Otolaryngology exam.
Treatments Provided by Pediatric Otolaryngologists
Pediatric otolaryngologists are commonly referred to as kid’s ENTs and sinus surgeons because they treat all types of diseases and conditions that affect a child’s ears, nose, throat, and sinuses. Common conditions treated by a pediatric otolaryngologist include:
- Ear Disorders in Children
- Nasal Conditions in Children
- Throat Conditions in Children
- Sinus Conditions in Children
- Airway Disorders in Children
- Head and Neck Conditions in Children