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Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat

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PediatricENTWe don’t kid around about kids

All of our board-certified otolaryngologists have been trained to care for pediatric patients.

However, pediatric otolaryngology is a subspecialty within otolaryngology – head and neck surgery that exists to provide care of infants and children with both usual and unusual ear, nose and throat disorders. The current standard of training requires completion of a five year residency training program in otolaryngology followed by a formal fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology.  The fellowship provides added qualification in the discipline of pediatric otolaryngology above and beyond other certified otolaryngologists.  

Within Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of South Florida, our fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist, Dr. Debra Jaffe is board certified and provides medical and surgical care to infants and children of all ages.

Some of the common problems treated by Dr. Jaffe are:

  • Tonsil and adenoid disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea
  • Chronic ear problems, including otitis media (ear infections)
  • Evaluation and management of hearing loss
  • Congenital abnormalities of the head and neck
  • Neck lumps and masses
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal obstruction  Voice and swallowing disorders
  • Evaluation and treatment of airway disorders such as laryngomalcia, papillomas and vocal cord paralysis
  • Evaluation and treatment of the laryngologic manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease in the infant and child