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Everyone has gastroesophageal reflux (GER), the backward movement (reflux) of gastric contents into the esophagus. Extraesophageal Reflux (EER) is the reflux of gastric contents from the stomach into the esophagus with further extension into the throat and other upper aerodigestive regions. In infants, more than 50 percent of children three [...]


Hearing Loss


The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AGBell) has published a booklet called: So Your Child Has A Hearing Loss – Next Steps For Parents. The AAO-HNS is posting the following online version of the booklet as a service to our members’ patients. click here [...]

Hearing Loss2016-12-09T05:21:37-07:00



L.P.R. ~ Laryngopharyngeal Reflux What is laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)? Food or liquids that are swallowed travel through the esophagus and into the stomach where acids help digestion. Each end of the esophagus has a sphincter, a ring of muscle, that helps keep the acidic contents of the stomach in the [...]


Pediatric Obesity


Today in the United States, studies estimate that 34 percent of U.S. adults are overweight and an additional 31 percent (approximately 60 million) are obese. Combined, approximately 127 million Americans are overweight or obese. Some 42 years ago, 13 percent of Americans were obese, and in 1980 15 percent were [...]

Pediatric Obesity2016-12-09T05:20:09-07:00

Pediatric Sinusitis


Your child’s sinuses are not fully developed until age 20. Although small, the maxillary (behind the cheek) and ethmoid (between the eyes) sinuses are present at birth. Unlike in adults, pediatric sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because symptoms can be subtle and the causes complex. How do I know when [...]

Pediatric Sinusitis2016-12-09T05:19:46-07:00

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Sleep disordered breathing in children, from infancy through puberty, is in some ways a similar condition to adult Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB), but has different causes, consequences, and treatments. A child with SDB does not necessarily have this condition as an adult. SDB is a common problem for adults leading [...]

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea2016-12-09T05:19:22-07:00



A tonsillectomy (ton-seh-leck-teh-me) is an operation in which the tonsils are taken out of the throat. What is the procedure for having a tonsillectomy? After dinner the night before the tonsillectomy, your child won’t be allowed to eat or drink anything — even water! Upon arriving at the hospital, your [...]




Tonsils are the two pink lumps of tissue found on each side of the back of the throat. Each grape-size lump fights off the bad bacteria or germs living in the human body. Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils. The inflammation may involve other areas of the back [...]


Tonsils and Adenoids


The tonsils are two pads of tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat. Adenoids sit high on each side of the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth. Tonsils and adenoids are often removed when they become enlarged and block the upper airway, [...]

Tonsils and Adenoids2016-12-09T05:16:52-07:00

The Pillar Procedure


The Pillar® Implant Procedure The Pillar Procedure is a simple, safe and effective treatment that is designed to help you stop snoring and, in many cases, help people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It’s a relatively painless procedure that can be performed in a doctor’s office in about 20 [...]

The Pillar Procedure2016-12-09T05:16:12-07:00