Pediatric Otolaryngology

Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing high-quality, family-centered care for all of your child’s ear, nose and throat needs. We believe that effectively treating pediatric patients requires meticulous attention, not only to the medical and surgical aspects of the care, but also to the emotional needs of children and their families.

Our surgeons have completed ENT residency in addition to an extra year of training in a pediatric ENT fellowship focusing on complex ear, nose and throat disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Our surgeons perform more than 2,000 surgeries every year, from ear tubes and tonsillectomies to complex airway reconstruction and cochlear implantation. We work with you to create a specialized healthcare plan based on what is best for your child’s health.

We see patients in Lexington and in Morehead. Our surgeries are performed in Lexington at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, primarily at the Center for Advanced Surgery in addition to some procedures at the Lexington Surgery Center. Kentucky Children’s Hospital’s features a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for care of the infants with complex health issues that was recently relocated to a brand-new state-of-the-art facility. There is also a recently renovated pediatric inpatient floor and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for the care of critical problems in young children and adolescents.

We provide care for a variety of diseases and disorders from the common to the uncommon including:

  • Airway Papillomatosis
  • Adenoid Hypertrophy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ankyloglossia/tongue tie
  • Branchial cleft cyst
  • Choanal Atresia
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic cough
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Deafness
  • Ear malformations
  • Failed newborn hearing screening
  • Feeding and Swallowing Issues
  • Foreign objects in the ear, nose or throat
  • Head and neck hemangiomas
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Head and neck vascular malformations
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal Clefts
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Lymphadenopathy/Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal dermoids/gliomas
  • Otitis Media/Ear Infections
  • Otitis external
  • Pyriform aperture stenosis
  • Salivary gland disease
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Sialorrhea
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stridor/Noisy breathing
  • Subglottic and tracheal stenosis
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst
  • Thyroid enlargement or nodules
  • Tonsillitis, recurrent
  • Tonsillar hypertrophy
  • Tracheosophgeal Fistula
  • Tracheostomy dependence
  • Tympanic membrane perforation
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI)
  • Vocal cord paralysis

To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, please contact the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic at 859-257-5405.