Main Medical Services
- General Paediatric Otolaryngology
- Paediatric Airway Abnormalities
- Paediatric Hearing Loss / Cochlear Implantation
- Paediatric Chronic Ear Infections
- Paediatric External Ear Deformity
- Paediatric Sinonasal Diseases
- Paediatric Head & Neck Masses
- Paediatric Cleft palate / Velo Pharyngeal Insufficiency
- Paediatric Swallowing / Drooling Problems
Cochlear Implant and Early Screening
The Ear Clinic at Al Jalila Children’s is the only clinic dedicated solely to children with ENT disorders, including Cochlear Implantation for children and infants. Cochlear implants are designed for children with severe to profound perceptive hearing loss and especially for pre-lingual deaf children. We strongly recommend that all parents conduct an Early Screening for their infants to asses and identify any hearing impairment as early cochlear implantation is highly recommended to enable normal development of language skills. Early implantation also gives children the best opportunity to attend regular school and follow the general education system.
Adenoidectomy – a surgical procedure performed to remove the adenoids. Adenoids are a mass of lymphoid tissue located behind the nasal passages.
Tonsillectomy – a surgical procedure in which each tonsil is removed from a recess in the side of the pharynx called the tonsillar fossa. The procedure is performed in response to repeated occurrence of acute tonsillitis, sleep surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, nasal airway obstruction, diphtheria carrier state, snoring, or peritonsillar abscess.
Tonsillar reduction – a surgical procedure in which the tonsil’s volume is reduced using a surgical tool to relieve upper airway obstruction.
Tympanostomy and tube insertion – A tympanostomy tube is a small tube inserted into the eardrum in order to keep the middle ear aerated for a prolonged period of time, and to prevent the accumulation of fluid in the middle ear.
Tympanoplasty – a surgical operation performed for the reconstruction of the eardrum and/or the small bones of the middle ear.
Mastoidectomy – a procedure that removes diseased mastoid air cells. The diseased cells are often the result of an ear infection that has spread into the skull.
Cochlear Implantation – insertion of an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged/malfunctioning inner ear.
Implanting bone conduction devices – procedure to implant a medical device that transmits sound by direct conduction through bone to the inner ear, effectively bypassing the outer and middle ear.
Endoscopic sinus surgery – a surgical procedure used to remove blockages in the sinuses. These blockages can cause sinusitis, in which the sinus mucous membranes swell and become blocked, causing pain, drainage, and impaired breathing.
Nasal reconstruction – a surgical technique to reconstruct different kinds of nasal defects.
Excision of congenital neck masses
Laryngeal reconstruction – for congenital and acquired laryngeal and laryngotracheal deformities and stenosis.
Endoscopic and open airway surgeries – for congenital and acquired airway pathologies.