At Advanced ENT & Allergy we have the trained staff, facilities and the equipment required to treat all areas of Pediatric ENT (Otolaryngology). We will work closely with the family, the pediatrician, and must importantly, our younger patients to get your child healthy and well.
Children and teenagers must not be confused with adults for the diagnosis and treatment of Ear, Nose and Throat related conditions. While there are fundamental similarities with an adult, a young person’s stature, weight, immune system, physical and mental development require special care and consideration. Proper dosage and selection of medications; observation of acute and chronic (reoccurring) ailments, and watching for the non-verbal signals a child presents are paramount in the treatment of your child.
The Feeding and Swallowing Center at Advanced ENT & Allergy evaluates, treats and offers follow-up care and support for infants and children with feeding and swallowing difficulties. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach consisting of a speech-language pathologist and a fellowship trained pediatric ENT physician to provide comprehensive care to each child.
SYMPTOMS OF A FEEDING OR SWALLOWING DISORDER CAN INCLUDE:
- Poor Weight Gain
- Refusal to Eat
- Long Feeding Times
- Coughing or Gagging With Eating
- Congestion With Eating
- Frequent Upper Respiratory Illnesses
- Only Eating Small Amounts
- Pain or Distress When Eating
Our team can directly visualize your child’s swallowing structures while they are eating and drinking utilizing FEES. During the FEES procedure, our ENT physician passes a thin, flexible camera through your child’s nose to examine the throat. This enables our team to see how the various parts of the throat and airway work during swallowing
A FEES allows our clinicians to make a precise diagnosis and identify a treatment plan for infants and children with swallowing disorders.