Otolaryngology (Head and Neck)

Expertise, integrity and professionalism. These are the attributes that form the foundation of the otolaryngology division of CHOC Children’s Specialists.

The CHOC CS otolaryngology division is the only group in Orange County that is exclusively dedicated to pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders. The division’s highly acclaimed surgeons are all board-certified and have received pediatric fellowship training at some of the top institutions in the country.

Our surgeons are completely dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive medical and surgical care for ENT problems in children of all ages—from newborns to teens—while fostering a trusting and professional relationship with our patients and their families. The division is fully committed to providing state-of-the-art treatment options for routine as well as complex pediatric ear, nose and throat/head and neck disorders.

Our surgeons actively participate in a variety of CHOC Children’s multidisciplinary clinics, consistent with CHOC’s commitment to providing the finest care to all Orange County children. Known for their vast expertise, our physicians specialize in the areas of expertise: common management of tonsil and adenoid disorders, recurrent ear infections, management of pediatric sinus disease, complex airway disorders, surgical management of head and neck masses and birth defects, cleft lip and palate defects, gastroesophageal reflux-related ENT issues, voice and speech problems, and surgical management of hearing loss.

Specialties

  • Intracapsular tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy
  • Cochlear implants and BAHAs
  • Congenital and acquired masses of the head and neck
  • Surgical management of voice and swallowing disorders
  • Surgery for sleep apnea
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Sinus disease
  • Pediatric thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Vascular and lymphatic malformations