Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)

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At Children’s Hospital Colorado, our otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) experts provide comprehensive care for kids in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. Each year we see more than 18,000 patients for conditions like hearing loss and sleep disorders.  

 

Our team is one of the largest fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist teams in the western United States. Specialists are also faculty members in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

To provide your child with the most comprehensive care, the department collaborates with other services at Children’s Colorado, such as audiology, speech pathology and learning services, pulmonary medicine, allergy, immunology pediatric medicine and surgery.

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) services we provide

In addition to providing regular pediatric ENT clinics, our faculty and staff conduct interdisciplinary clinics for sinusitis, velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI), microtia, voice disorders, balance disorders, hearing loss, resonance disorders and vestibular disorders and 22-q.

Our otolaryngologists are also routinely involved in the hospital’s Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic, Vascular Anomalies Center, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) Clinic and the region’s only pediatric Sleep Lab. We are also an integral part of the multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Program that treats complex patients with upper airway problems and associated gastrointestinal and lower airway diseases. In addition, we regularly work with the Infectious Disease Program, the Allergy and Immunology Center, the Pediatric Neurology Program and the Sie Center.

Our specialists are also involved in plastic surgery and trauma surgery for the face, including lacerations and fractures caused by trauma, congenital or acquired cosmetic conditions and function defects.

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Keeping you safe, wherever you are

We're here when you need us with the same safe, high-quality care we've always offered, even during the pandemic. Now, in many cases, you can get that care without even leaving home because we offer virtual visits across every one of our specialties.

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Get to know our pediatric experts.

Kenny Chan, MD

Kenny Chan, MD

Otolaryngology

Gregory Allen, MD

Gregory Allen, MD

Otolaryngology

Peggy Kelley, MD

Peggy Kelley, MD

Otolaryngology

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Jeremy Prager, MD

Jeremy Prager, MD

Otolaryngology

Children's Colorado in the news

  • 7News
    New olfactory training clinic helps kids who had COVID-19
    March 18, 2021

    Children’s Colorado is now studying children who lost their sense of smell or taste due to COVID-19 by testing their ability to smell strong scents like peppermint. Learn why gathering this data will contribute to our overall understanding of COVID-19 and whether your child qualifies for the new olfactory training clinic.

  • Colorado Sun
    Coronavirus has stolen some kids’ sense of smell, and it stinks
    February 22, 2021

    A new clinic and study opening at Children’s Colorado in March will focus on helping teens and children age 5 and older regain their sense of smell after a coronavirus infection. Dr. Kenny Chan explains how "olfaction training" may help.

  • FOX21 Colorado Springs
    Cochlear implants help patient who is deaf and blind gain independence
    December 31, 2020

    When Zahara’s parents noticed her seeking out sound, music and noise, they decided to come to Children’s Colorado for cochlear implants. Watch Zahara hear her name clearly for the first time.