Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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At PENTA, we are here to answer any of your frequently asked questions.

What is an Otolaryngologist?

An otolaryngologist is a doctor trained in diagnosing and treating diseases of the ear, nose, throat, voice box and neck including disorders of the airway, speech and communication. An otolaryngologist or ENT specialist has completed 5 years of medical and surgical training after finishing medical school.

What is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?

A pediatric otolaryngologist has completed medical and surgical otolaryngology training and then an additional 1-2 year fellowship to obtain special expertise in treating children from birth to age 21 years. A pediatric otolaryngologist has specialized skills in managing your child’s unique needs as he grows. To assure the best ENT care for your child, always make sure that your doctor is board certified in otolaryngology and that they have completed a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship.

What conditions are treated by a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?
  • Ear infections
  • Hearing problems and deafness
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Sinus infections
  • Tonsil infections and strep throat
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Laryngomalacia (stridor in the newborn)
  • Head and Neck masses
  • Stomach Acid Reflux into the ears, nose, throat
  • Feeding and speech problems
  • Tongue tie
  • Special needs patients
  • Airway problems
How can we help you and your child?

Our board-certified pediatric otolaryngologists realize that the care of your child involves making both you and your child feel comfortable. Our offices are designed with children in mind. Our staff is trained to work with you and your busy lifestyles. We make every effort to accommodate your family’s needs. Please realize that because we are a specialty office, your visit may take longer than a well child visit to the pediatrician. Our evaluations often require additional in-office testing such as hearing exams, wax removal, and special video endoscopic exams which take additional time and preparation. We will also take the time to discuss any concerns and will make sure we properly prepare your family for an upcoming surgery.


How Can We Help?

We offer a range of medical and surgical otolaryngology services.