Ear, Nose and Throat Specialty Clinics
Our specialty clinics include:
Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic
The Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado is one of the top centers in the country for the treatment of cleft lip and palate. This department has received the recognition of being an official Cleft Palate Team – a national distinction from the American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association. The multidisciplinary team includes plastic surgeons, pediatric otolaryngologists, pediatric dentists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, pediatricians, physical therapists and social workers. The team treats a wide range of diagnoses including:
- Submucous cleft palate
- Velopharyngeal incompetence
- Paralysis of the palate
- Oral–motor coordination problems
- Additionally, the Cleft Lip and Palate Program sponsors a summer camp each year for kids ages eight to 15.
Download the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic program brochure in English(.pdf) and en Espanol(.pdf)
Get resources for parents at the Cleft Palate Foundation
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Read more about plastic and reconstructive surgery
For more information about the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic, please call (720) 777-2574.
The Sinusitis Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado is one of the longest-running clinics of its kind in the nation. Established over a decade ago, the clinic treats 80 to 100 kids annually for chronic sinus infection. A multidisciplinary team, including an otolaryngologist, an infectious disease specialist and an allergist/immunologist, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment.
The Sinusitis Clinic specialists employ a wide array of tools that easily and effectively diagnose and treat sinusitis, including CT scanning; minimally-invasive, image-guided endoscopic techniques; and the newest medications.
The clinic has advanced basic research into the pathophysiology of pediatric sinusitis, identifying the microbiologic features and immunologic factors involved in the formation of this disease. Otolaryngology fellows and residents receive expert training in childhood sinusitis at Children's Hospital Colorado Sinus Clinic, one of the few sites in the world for such specialized training.
Vascular Malformation Clinic
Vascular birthmarks are common. Many require no treatment. However, the anomaly can range from a simple skin discoloration to large devastating malformations that may require the coordination of both medical and surgical specialists to treat.
In the Vascular Malformation Clinic, an interdisciplinary team evaluates and treats vascular anomalies in children. The team includes specialists from Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Hematology, Pediatric General Surgery and Interventional Radiology. The team holds monthly clinics for interdisciplinary evaluation of young patients. Conditions treated or managed include:
- Capillary malformations (port wine stains)
- Lymphatic malformations
- Venous malformations
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Combined vascular malformations
For a consultation concerning a child with a vascular malformation, call One Call at 800-525-4871 or (720) 777-3999.
The Voice Clinic offers both medical and therapeutic treatments for a wide variety of voice disorders. The clinic treats voice disorders resulting from congenital causes, infectious disease, inflammatory conditions, benign and malignant vocal cord growths, neuromuscular disorders and trauma.
Assessment of pediatric voice disorders is accomplished through computerized speech analysis, videonasendoscopy and videostroboscopy. In addition to assessment and specific treatment for voice disorders, the clinic can call in other pediatric specialists to provide care in cases with complicating pathologies, such as hearing impairments and cerebral palsy.
Beyond the physical benefits of treatment, early intervention in voice disorders can build a child’s self-confidence, improve school performance and provide extracurricular opportunities in such areas as speech and music.