Ear, nose and throat surgery in children
Nose and ear infections as well as recurrent throat infections are common in young children. They can easily be treated surgically. At Diacor’s hospital, we offer you the services of paediatric surgeons and orthopaedists as well as a paediatric ear, nose and throat specialist.
In many cases, ear infections can be treated with painkillers or antibiotics. If the patient suffers from recurrent or prolonged middle ear infections, ear grommets can be an effective solution. Recurrent throat infections, obstructive tonsils and tonsil-related sleep apnoea should also be treated surgically. Adenoid removal surgery should be considered if the child suffers from recurring ear or sinus infections and persistent coughs and colds.
For each procedure, preparations are made not only by the surgeon him- or herself but also by a physician who specialises in anaesthesia and pain relief (i.e. an anaesthesiologist) and a team of nurses. We carefully assess the child’s general physical condition as well as any individual risk factors. Learn more about the preparations for surgical procedures here.
Paediatric surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. In most cases, the child can be discharged from care the same day. You will be given detailed home care instructions, and if necessary, we will also book you in for follow-up appointments.
To be eligible for surgery, the child needs a referral from a specialist. You can make an appointment with a paediatrician online or by calling 09 7750 800.
Please bring information about the child’s insurance and about any examinations he or she has had elsewhere. A parent can be present during the appointment.
If your child is referred to surgery, you can make an appointment for the procedure directly with the surgeon or by calling the hospital on 09 7750 8180. Before you make an appointment, please make sure that you have an approved promissory note from your insurance company.
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Porkkalankatu 22 C, 1st floor
|Operating days are from Monday to Friday|
MD, Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, additional competence in Rhinosurgery and Rhinoallergology. Nose disorders, nose surgery, diseases of the paranasal sinuses, paranasal sinus surgery, ear infections, tonsil surgery, adenoid surgery, ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes), desensitization, minor surgical procedures for ears, nose and throat
Lic. Med., Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology. Children's and adults' ear infections, maxillary sinusitis and maxillary punctures, blocked nose and other nose disorders, pharyngitis, snoring, hearing loss, dizziness. In Diacor hospital: ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes), tonsil surgery, adenoid surgery, nose surgeries
MD, Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, special competence in Diving Medicine and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment. Allergology, nasal septum surgery, paranasal sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, tonsil surgery, adenoid surgery, ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes), snoring, sleep apnea, diver's ear and upper respiratory tract disorders