Pediatric Disorders


Dr. Namdar has vast experience in treating pediatric ear, nose, and throat problems. These problems include recurrent ear infections, tonsil problems, breathing problems, snoring, as well as others. In select patients where medical therapy is not completely successful, surgery may be indicated to alleviate these problems.

Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia)

Tongue-tie refers to condition where a tight band anchors the tongue to the floor of the mouth. This is usually diagnosed at birth. The treatment is to release the band under mask anesthesia. This typically performed at some point around age.

Snoring

Snoring is seen in many children with large adenoids and/or tonsils. Treatments include watchful waiting, treatment with nasal cortisone to shrink the size of the adenoids, or surgery to remove the blockage.


Middle Ear Infections
(Otitis Media)

Infections of the ear are very common in children. This is due to anatomical reasons, as well as feeding habits in children. Most children may need a few different courses of antibiotics before they spontaneously grow out of this condition. For those children in whom infections are too frequent, or there is a certain degree of hearing deficit, placement of ear tubes (myringotomy) might be necessary.

Recurrent Sore Throats
(Pharyngitis or Tonsillitis)

Sore throats are also more common in children. Most children might do better. Once they grow up, and the tonsils shrinking their size. However, some children may meet the criteria of a recommendation for tonsillectomy. Dr. Namdar can review your specific symptoms and recommend a course of treatment appropriate for your child.

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