Our pediatric otolaryngologists treat a full spectrum of tonsil and adenoid abnormalities including recurrent strep infections, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, snoring and sleep apnea, chronic congestion, mouth breathing and recurrent sinusitis. Our state-of-the-art, in-office endoscopy equipment provides diagnoses with unparalleled accuracy, and our physicians discuss each child’s individual medical and surgical options to develop optimal care plans.
- Pauses in breathing during sleep
- Restless sleep with frequent awakenings
- Daytime hyperactivity or attention problems
- Daytime tiredness
Diagnosis & Treatment
Our Pediatric Sleep Lab facilitates accurate sleep apnea diagnoses in even the most complex cases, and allows our physicians to properly manage a myriad of sleep problems.
Enlarged Tonsils & Adenoids
- Chronic congestion
- Mouth breathing
- Chronic runny nose (rhinorrhea)
- Recurrent sinus infections
- Nasal speech
- Voice changes
- Difficulty swallowing
Surgical Treatment Options
When surgery is necessary, we work closely with pediatric anesthesiologists and hospitalist pediatricians to provide the safest care possible for your child. Weill Cornell Medicine pediatric surgeons were among the first to implement intracapsular tonsillectomy, a surgical technique that greatly decreases postoperative pain and bleeding, allowing children to return to their regular diet and activities much more quickly and significantly decreasing academic absence due to surgery.