Pediatric ENT Services Designed for You and Your Family
We evaluate children starting from birth. Common pediatric problems include chronic middle ear infections (otitis media), persistent middle ear fluid (otitis media with effusion), and hearing loss resulting from these conditions. Compromised hearing can adversely affect the development of a child’s speech and language skills, as well as overall learning and development.
Our younger patients also suffer from sleep disordered breathing, including snoring, and sleep apnea. We evaluate children for enlarged tonsils and adenoids, recurring tonsillitis and adenoiditis. Recurring adenoiditis is very similar to recurring sinusitis. It is difficult to distinguish between these two separate entities.
We evaluate children for noisy breathing, nasal stuffiness, and chronic mouth breathing. In addition, we see children for hoarseness, and vocal cord abnormalities including vocal fold nodules, weakness and paralysis. We evaluate children with neck lumps, and congenital neck masses, (structures retained from embryologic development) such as thyroglossal duct cysts, dermoid cysts, lymphangiomas, branchial cleft cysts, as well as benign and malignant neck masses. Evaluations may include scans. We can perform ultrasound evaluations in the office to further define a neck mass. Biopsies can be performed with the assistance of ultrasound imaging in the office.
Common pediatric surgical interventions include the insertion of pressure equalization tubes (also called PE tubes), reconstruction of the tympanic membrane (tympanoplasty), removal of the tonsils (tonsillectomy) and adenoids (adenoidectomy). We offer nasal surgery to improve breathing, such as reduction of enlarged turbinates, nasal septal reconstruction, correction of fractured nasal bones, and removal of nasal polyps or tumors. We surgically remove congenital neck masses, enlarged lymph nodes and other benign and malignant tumors.
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Dr. Winkler is an extremely talented and dedicated physician who listens carefully and considers the whole health history as he develops a treatment plan…He’s appropriately cautious and will demur on a procedure if there’s a safer alternative. However, if a procedure is warranted, he has the talent to do it well.
Everything about this office is excellent; Dr. Winkler is superb. Most thorough history and exam; patient and thorough explanations of everything; …produced great improvement in a problem that had festered for months…Could not be better!!
My child’s pediatrician recommended Dr. Winkler as her first choice to perform a tonsillectomy…Dr. Winkler was matter-of-fact, friendly, unhurried, professional, and has a wicked sense of humor…His follow-up care was thorough, kind, accurate, and timely. He’s a top notch doctor!
Our niece had a tough recovery from surgery due to her already being sick …. Dr. Winkler was amazing. Called us every single day for two weeks. Saw us as necessary. I will use him again in a heartbeat.
My husband has been fighting a rare and deadly cancer that was found in his nose by Dr. Hao for over six years now. We both truly believe that if not for the professionalism and concern that has shown us over those years, that my husband would not be alive today. We cannot praise Dr. Hao enough.
I met with Dr. Capobianco a few months ago and she was fantastic…It has been a game changer in terms of life style…Dr. Capobianco was extremely professional, helpful and a joy to work with. I would recommend her and the staff at the office without hesitation. They are always helpful and friendly.