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Pediatric Otolaryngology



Children are not just small adults. They cannot always say what is bothering them. They cannot always answer medical questions, and are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a medical examination. Pediatric otolaryngologists know how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative.

Pediatric otolaryngologists are medical doctors who have had

  • At least 4 years of medical school
  • One year of surgical internship
  • Often 1 additional year of residency training in general surgery
  • At least 3 to 4 additional years of residency training in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery
  • Pediatric otolaryngologists often complete additional training in fellowship programs at a large children's medical center

Pediatric otolaryngologists treat children from the newborn period through the teenage years. They choose to make pediatric care the core of their medical practice, and the unique nature of medical and surgical care of children is learned from advanced training and experience in practice. Otolaryngology Associates is the premier provider of pediatric ear, nose and throat care of the Northern Virginia area.

All of our physicians have years of experience treating both adult and pediatric patients.  The unique qualifications of our physicians and staff allow us to provide comprehensive care for the entire spectrum of pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions, including ear infections, ear tubes, allergies, sinusitis, strep throat, tonsillitis, hearing loss, snoring and other sleep disorders, adenoids, hoarseness, speech and language issues and more. Our exam rooms are equipped with specially designed instruments for children. Our offices are arranged and decorated with children in mind including toys, videos and reading materials for children. This helps create a comfortable and nonthreatening environment for your child.

undefinedDr. Robert Bahadori, the director of our pediatric otolaryngology program, suggests you have your child seen if he or she experiences one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Recurrent strep throat and/or tonsil infections
  • Chronic runny nose and nasal congestion
  • Lumps or bumps in the neck
  • Severe snoring
  • Persistent voice problems
  • Delayed speech
 

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