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Pediatric Otolaryngology Program

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The Pediatric Otolaryngology Program at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) provides the region’s most comprehensive and advanced pediatric otolaryngology services. Our team of pediatric otolaryngologists treats children with disorders involving the ears, nose, and throat with the latest medical guidelines and the most advanced surgical procedures.

Specialized Care for Children

At BMSCH, we recognize the unique issues involved in treating children with diseases of the ear, nose and throat. Our team of experts has the experience to address pediatric otolaryngology problems, both medically and surgically, to obtain the best results for our patients. By focusing 100 percent of our care on children, we are able to create the optimal experience for our patients and their families.

Patient-Centered, Family-Friendly Care

At BMSCH, we strive to educate and empower our patients and families to help them make well-informed decisions about their treatment. Our philosophy recognizes families as an important part of the team and encourages a partnership between families and healthcare professionals in caring for children. We share a bond of support and a common goal of ensuring that each child has the best chance at experiencing a full and normal life.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Some children with complex otolaryngology problems may require the expertise of a variety of pediatric specialists beyond those in our Pediatric Otolaryngology Program. For situations that require a multidisciplinary approach, BMSCH offers a wealth of expertise in every pediatric field, including anesthesiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, oncology, and neurosurgery. Your child will be treated by health care professionals with experience in managing the unique healthcare needs of children. The experience is designed to minimize stress for both children and their parents.

Pediatric Otolaryngology Services

Aerodigestive Center

The Aerodigestive Center at BMSCH cares for children with complex airway, pulmonary, upper digestive tract, and feeding disorders. Our team of gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, speech/language pathologists, and otolaryngologists combine their specialty knowledge to offer your child the best possible outcome for their condition.

Conditions we treat

  • ankyloglossia (tongue tie)
  • aspiration
  • dysphagia (problems swallowing)
  • laryngeal clefts
  • laryngomalacia
  • sialorrhea (drooling)
  • stridor
  • subglottic stenosis
  • tracheal stenosis
  • tracheotomy management

Cochlear Implant Program

Cochlear implants are offered to those with profound hearing loss. A team composed of audiologists, speech/language pathologists, social workers, neuropsychologists, and otolaryngologists – offers complete evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation services to children with severe-to-profound hearing loss. CI evaluation is performed with a collaborative and multidisciplinary effort to ensure not only the appropriate candidacy but also to provide appropriate long-term follow up care and enable an appropriate educational environment.

Hearing Center

The Hearing Center at BMSCH is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of every aspect of your child’s hearing loss. Our team of audiologists, speech/language pathologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and otolaryngologists combine their specialty knowledge to offer your child the best possible outcome for their condition.

Conditions we treat:

  • conductive hearing loss
  • sensorineural hearing loss
  • speech delay
  • auditory neuropathy
  • cerumen (wax) impaction
  • otitis media
  • otitis externa
  • mastoiditis
  • cholesteatoma
  • facial nerve palsy

Head & Neck Masses

Our team features fellowship-trained specialists who are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the head and neck in children. Our doctors have a broad range of experience and expertise in diagnosing and managing general cases as well as more complex conditions.

Conditions we treat:

  • branchial cleft cysts
  • lymphatic malformations
  • thyroglossal duct cysts
  • thyroid masses

Sinusitis Center

Our team features fellowship-trained specialists who are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses in children. Our doctors have a broad range of experience and expertise in diagnosing and managing general sinus cases as well as more complex sinus conditions.

Conditions we treat:

  • acute sinusitis
  • adenoid hypertrophy
  • chronic sinusitis
  • choanal atresia
  • cystic fibrosis-related sinus disease
  • polypoid disease
  • pyriform aperture stenosis

Voice Center

The Voice Center at BMSCH is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the larynx (voice box) in children. Our team of speech/language pathologists and otolaryngologists combine their specialty knowledge to offer your child the best possible outcome for their condition.

Conditions we treat:

  • hoarseness
  • respiratory papilloma
  • vocal cord dysfunction
  • vocal cord nodules
  • vocal cord paralysis

Sleep Center

The Sleep Center at BMSCH is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in children. Our team of pulmonologists, sleep medicine specialists, and otolaryngologists combine their specialty knowledge to offer your child the best possible outcome for their condition.

Conditions we treat:

  • snoring
  • obstructive sleep apnea

Ancillary Services

Audiology

Licensed or certified pediatric audiologists provide hearing and audiologic services for infants and children of all ages and developmental levels.

Services provided include:

  • Newborn hearing screen
  • Comprehensive audiologic evaluations
  • Auditory brainstem response (ABR) evaluation – both sedated and unsedated
  • Auditory steady state response (ASSR) evaluation
  • Hearing aid services
  • Cochlear implant evaluation and mapping

To make an appointment call: (732) 937-8655

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Speech & Language Pathology

The Speech & Language Pathology Department provides evaluation, management and consultation for infants, children and adolescents with communication, learning, feeding and/or swallowing problems.

Services provided include:

  • Swallow evaluation
  • Speech evaluation
  • Modified Barium Swallow study in conjunction with radiology
  • Speech therapy for various conditions such as speech and voice disorders, dysphagia
  • Cochlear implant evaluation and rehabilitation
  • Tracheostomy management.

To make an appointment call: (732) 937-8655

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