Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Our pediatric otolaryngologists serving throughout Orange County 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.
ENT Conditions We Treat
Health Feature: Kids and Ear Infections
An ear infection is an inflammation caused by fluid and bacteria behind the eardrum.
“Usually it starts with a cold, so the child will have a runny nose and a cough. Colds can lead to ear infections in susceptible children,” says Dr. Nguyen Pham, an ENT specialist at CHOC. “Older kids will pull on their ears and tell you their ears hurt. For infants, symptoms can include fever, irritability, or changes in their eating and sleeping patterns. A pediatrician can look at the eardrum to diagnose an ear infection.”
Commitment to Otolaryngology Research
Clinical research continues to be a major focus for our otolaryngologists. Our current studies in the following areas are leading to new and improved treatments for ENT conditions:
- Sequencing genes in a novel craniofacial syndrome.
- Developing a simplified voice scale to diagnose and manage voice disorders.
- Preventing airway burns during tonsillectomies.
- New testing to measure cognitive development after the placement of a cochlear implant.
Otolaryngology (ENT) Locations
Otolaryngology services are provided throughout Orange County, Mission Viejo, and all surrounding areas.
Building: Mission Medical Tower |26732 Crown Valley Pkwy., Suite 501 | Mission Viejo, CA 92691| 714-633-4020
26691 Plaza, Suite 130 | Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Building: St. Joseph Medical Tower | 1010 W. La Veta Ave., Suite 710 | Orange, CA 92868 | 714-633-4020
446 Old Newport Blvd. | Newport Beach, CA 92663 | 714-633-4020
250 E. Yale Loop | Suite 200 | Irvine, CA 92604 | 714-633-4020