Pediatric ear, nose and throat: Giving children the special care they require

UW Health Kids Ear, Nose and Throat experts are here, whether your child's condition is common or complex. Our highly trained and supportive team offers the latest treatment options so your child can feel better and get back to being a happy, healthy kid.

Programs and research

Programs to help your child get better

UW Health Kids experts strive to improve care and treatment for all people with ear, nose and throat disorders.

Specialty clinics and services

We provide care for certain conditions through specialty clinics. Other providers assist our ENT doctors.

Sophisticated imaging and treatments allow us to help children with abnormal growths that can develop with veins, arteries, capillaries and vessels of the lymph system.

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PACT sees kids with complex conditions of the upper airway, including feeding and sleep issues.

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Our UW Health Kids Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic focuses on facial abnormalities present at birth. We serve infants, children and teens.

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Our dedicated team works with kids that have or need tracheostomies and their families. This clinic includes installation, follow up care and maintenance of tracheostomies.

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UW Health Kids audiologists use special tests, games and toys to check young children’s hearing. We do an evaluation and fitting for hearing aids, earmold impressions and hearing aid repairs in-house.

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UW Health Kids voice experts are known throughout the world for their work in the research, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric voice disorders. Our swallowing professionals use special techniques to help children of all ages who have trouble swallowing.

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Children who have frequent ear infections may need ear tubes as part of their treatment. Our same-day program allows children to see a pediatric ENT doctor and receive their ear tubes in a single visit. Children must meet certain criteria to qualify.

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Our pediatric experts have served the special needs of children for more than 100 years. We focus on each child’s unique needs and offer social and emotional support to help you and your child face even the most complex condition. Our long history includes the creation of medical advances that save lives around the world. Together, we get your child back to health and enjoying being a kid.

Conditions and treatments

For ear, nose and throat conditions, we’ve got you covered

With exceptional doctors, the most advanced imaging tests, and treatments and extensive support services, your child will get the best possible care with UW Health Kids.

Ready to help

Families throughout the region turn to us for their children’s care. We know how hard it is when your child needs medical attention. We do all we can to ease the path for your son or daughter and you.

Conditions we treat
  • Ear infections

  • Head and neck tumors

  • Hearing loss

  • Lip and tongue tie

  • Noisy breathing in infants

  • Nose bleeds, nasal obstruction and sinus infection

  • Obstructive sleep apnea

  • Tonsil and adenoid infections

  • Tympanic membrane perforation and cholesteatoma

  • Syndromes: Apert, Beckwith-Wiedeman, Crouzon, Goldenhar, Opitz, Pfeiffer, Tracher

  • Collins, Velocardiofacial, and Pierre Robin Sequence

Comprehensive care

UW Health Kids ENT experts tailor treatments to your child’s condition and needs. We make things as easy as possible by helping arrange appointments. We also make sure you and your child get all of your questions answered.

Treatments we offer


Specialized ear, nose and throat care for children is nearby

For your convenience, we see children at these locations:

Our team

Kid-friendly care from experts you can trust

When you turn to us for your child’s health needs, you’ll have a team of experts who know how to care for kids. This team includes ENT doctors (also known as otolaryngologists), physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Hearing and speech and language specialists may take part in your child’s care as well.

Patient stories

We bring families hope and children joy

Meet some of the children our team has helped.

Music to my ears: Lexi’s remarkable story 

As a child, Lexi had nearly no ability to hear. Cochlear implants and the guidance of the UW Health Kids team changed that. Being able to sway to the music brought her newfound happiness. Watch Lexi’s story.

A good night's rest: Bryson's story

Bryson had struggled for years with poor quality sleep. After a diagnosis of sleep apnea, he met with the UW Health Kids ENT team who determined he was a candidate for a surgery that had never been performed all at once in Madison. Now, according to his mom, he sleeps like a typical teenager. Read his story