Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)
The Pediatric Otolaryngology Program, a joint initiative with The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 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
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
We strive to educate and empower our patients and their 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 health care 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 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 requiring a multidisciplinary approach, we offer a wealth of experience 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 health care needs of children. The experience is designed to minimize stress for children as well as their parents.
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
For Appointments: 732-235-7821
The Aerodigestive Center 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 his or her condition.
Conditions we treat:
- Ankyloglossia (tongue tie)
- Dysphagia (problems swallowing)
- Laryngeal clefts
- Sialorrhea (drooling)
- Subglottic stenosis
- Tracheal stenosis
- Tracheotomy management
Ancillary services provided at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJUH as part of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Program include audiology and speech and language pathology.
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 screening
- Comprehensive audiologic evaluations
- Auditory brainstem response (ABR) evaluation—sedated and unsedated
- Auditory steady state response (ASSR) evaluation
- Hearing aid services
- Cochlear implant evaluation and mapping
Cochlear implant is offered to those with profound hearing loss who meet the implantation criteria. A team composed of audiologists, speech/language pathologists, social workers, neuropsychologist, 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 the appropriate long-term follow-up and an appropriate educational environment for the patients.