Nikki, who had a cochlear implant with her family and Samuel Ostrower, MD, Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Program, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Pediatric ENT (Otolaryngology)

Our pediatric ENT specialists (otolaryngologists) diagnose and treat children with ear, nose, and throat conditions.

Explore Our Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Services

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Our compassionate physicians within the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology understand that ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions affect children differently from adults. ENT specialists are trained and experienced in treating infections, trauma or congenital conditions. The mission of the division is to provide outstanding medical care in a patient- and family-centered care environment.

Our team cares for children from birth to age 18 with infections, trauma, congenital conditions or other disorders involving the:

  • Head
  • Neck
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Sinuses
  • Throat
  • Vocal cords
  • Food and respiratory passages

For patients with known or suspected hearing loss, we offer a full spectrum of pediatric audiology services. The program offers a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment options, including advanced and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions We Treat

  • Cholesteatoma (middle ear cyst)
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Hearing loss and ear infections
  • Hoarse voice
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Neck or thyroid masses, cysts and tumors
  • Noisy breathing
  • Respiratory papilloma
  • Salivary gland diseases
  • Sinusitis and nasal disorders
  • Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (i.e., noisy breathing)
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Thyroid masses
  • Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)
  • Tonsil, adenoid and salivary gland diseases

Cochlear Implant Center

The Cochlear Implant Center can help children with severe-to-profound hearing loss who've experience limited improvement from conventional treatment options, such as hearing aids. For more information about cochlear implants, call 954-265-1623.

Our pediatric ENT team also collaborates with the 22Q Multidisciplinary Clinic and the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

Nikki, who had cochlear implant surgery

Surgery Helps Nikki Hear

Nikki was diagnosed with deafness when she was just a month old, cochlear implant surgery when she turned one allowed her to hear for the first time.

Nearby Children's Ear, Nose and Throat Centers

Diagnosis and treatment for pediatric ENT conditions are provided at several of our locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties.



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What Is A Cochlear Implant Surgery

What Is A Cochlear Implant Surgery

Samuel Ostrower, MD, describes the cochlear implant surgery procedure.
The Cochlear Implant Center at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital assists children who have severe-to-profound hearing loss and receive limited benefit from conventional treatment options such as hearing aids.
Cochlear Implant Surgery

Cochlear Implant Surgery

How does cochlear implant surgery work? Watch Samuel Ostrower, MD, describe the procedure that helps children hear.
Signs and Symptoms of Children's Hearing Loss

Signs and Symptoms of Children's Hearing Loss

Watch as Samuel Ostrower, MD, shares tips to identify signs that your child may be experiencing hearing loss.
Moments that Count – Nikki’s Cochlear Implants

Moments that Count – Nikki’s Cochlear Implants

See why five years after Nikki received cochlear implants, her parents still trust us in the moments that count.
Helping Noah Breathe Normally to Make His Life What it is Today

Helping Noah Breathe Normally to Make His Life What it is Today

Noah was born with respiratory distress syndrome and developed subglottic stenosis. Dr. Samuel Ostrower performed surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to open his airway. Noah’s parents explain the difference Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital made for their family, and how the care they’ve received has helped Noah become a very active boy.

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