Our pediatric otolaryngologists provide comprehensive care for children of all ages – from newborns to teens – with conditions of the ears, nose, throat (ENT) and related areas of the head and neck. No case is too big or too small, whether it’s swollen tonsils, chronic ear infections or a complex neck mass. When surgery is required, our surgeons bring the latest procedures that help your child get back to being a kid.
Our physicians are all fellowship trained in pediatrics, bringing a specialized expertise to children’s care not found at adult practices. Our commitment to research and ongoing education means we are always at the forefront of pediatric ENT care.
What We Treat
- Ear infections and other ear disorders
- Hearing loss
- Nasal and sinus disorders
- Throat infections and disorders
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Speech disorders
- Swallowing disorders
- Vocal nodules
- Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
- Head and neck masses
- Airway and breathing disorders
- Vascular lesions
- Cleft lip and palate
We specialize in common and complex ENT procedures, including tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, ear tube placement, airway reconstruction, cochlear implantation, cleft lip and palate reconstruction, image-guided sinus surgery and removal of head and neck masses. We also employ the latest diagnostic technologies to conduct hearing, airway and voice evaluations.
Issues of the ear, nose and throat often require expertise in many different areas. That’s why we collaborate closely with other CHOC Children’s specialists to offer several multidisciplinary programs. We’ll coordinate with each of these areas for you, while always working closely with your family to carry out a plan that is sensitive to your child’s needs.
This unique program brings together pediatric specialists in otolaryngology, gastroenterology, pulmonology and speech/swallow therapy to care for children with disorders involving the airway and digestive system. We work to diagnose and treat the root cause of a condition, rather than treating a series of symptoms.
Vascular Anomalies Program
Our Vascular Anomalies Program comprises a team of specialists who work together to assess and treat vascular lesions, including infantile hemangiomas and lymphatic malformations. In addition to otolaryngologists, the program is composed of CHOC specialists in hematology, plastic surgery and cardiology.
Cleft & Craniofacial Program
From cleft lip and cleft palate repair to complete facial reconstruction, we use the very latest and advanced techniques to help a child look, eat and speak just like other children. The complexity of craniofacial disorders often requires a team approach involving specialists in otolaryngology, plastic surgery, neurology, genetics and orthopaedics.
To schedule an appointment with CHOC Children’s ENT physicians, please call (714) 633-4020.
Hearing Problems In Children: Dr. Pham, CHOC Children's
In this American Health Jounrnal, Nguyen Pham, MD, talks about hearing loss in children, the most common birth defect.
Tonsils and Adenoids: Dr. Ahuja, CHOC Children's
In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. Gupreet Ahuja, physician at CHOC Children's, describes the difference between tonsils and adenoids.
Choking Hazards: Dr. Pham, CHOC Children's
In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. Nguyen Pham, CHOC Children's, tells us that food, coins, and toys are the primary causes of choking for a child.
News and Announcements
Dr. Gupreet Ahuja to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, January 24th at 12:30 p.m.
January 16, 2013
CHOC Children's otolaryngologist Gurpreet Ahuja, MD, will appear as an expert on the highly rated award-winning healthcare television program American Health Journal on PBS SoCal TV on Thursday, January 24th at 12:30 p.m. He will discuss the topic of tonsils and adenoids.
Dr. Nguyen Pham to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, December 6th at 12:30 p.m.
November 13, 2012
More than 80 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 03, 2012
More than 80 CHOC Children's physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are named "Physicians of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association.
Locations for Otolaryngology
Location: Otolaryngology Center – Newport Beach
Variable on Fridays, please call (714) 633-4020 for more information
Location: Otolaryngology Center – Orange
Variable Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm