Otolaryngology disorders are common in children, but the risks should not be easily overlooked. It is essential to treat diseases in a growing child well at the right time. We pediatric otolaryngologists always keep this in mind and work to resolve your discomfort.
The Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology at Seoul National University Children’s Hospital is dedicated to treatment with the warmth of sharing hearts on patients with 4 faculty members for each field of pediatric radiology, 3 fellows, residents, health staff, nursing staff, and office assistants who are experts in pediatric radiology. At the Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology of Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, 10 faculty members, fellows, residents, nurses, health care staff, and office staff in charge of children faithfully conduct education, research, and medical treatment. All treatment systems are patient-centered to achieve the highest level of treatment. The Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology is composed of three divisions: otology, rhinology, and head and neck surgery, and is composed of specialized doctors in children in each field, providing subdivided and specific treatment. Every year, nearly 1,000 surgeries and 300 outpatient surgeries are performed, and 3,000 new patients are treated.
The Pediatric Airway Disease Clinic performs an accurate diagnosis for severe laryngeal/airway diseases (laryngomalacia, congenital and acquired subglottic stenosis, tracheomalacia, and other congenital airway diseases) and high-difficulty surgical treatment suitable for each disease (endoscopic surgery, balloon dilatation, cartilage graft, end-to-end anastomosis, etc.). A variety of other diseases often accompanies airway diseases, so we strive to determine appropriate treatments and manage them before and after surgery through close cooperation with various pediatric medical divisions (intensive care department, respiratory department, rehabilitation medicine department, anesthesia department, etc.). We also operate specialized clinics such as the Cochlear Implant Center, Allergic Rhinitis Clinic, and Pediatric Airway Disease Clinic, and maximize patient satisfaction through management that includes cochlear implant coordinators, allergic rhinitis research nurses, etc.
The Cochlear Implant Center has been leading in domestic cochlear implant surgery, surpassing 1,000 cases in 2010 since the first cochlear implant surgery in Korea in 1988. In addition, the Allergic Rhinitis Clinic has a system of close collaboration with the Department of Pediatric Dermatology and Pediatrics through the Children’s Hospital Allergy and Asthma Center, based on abundant clinical and research experiences on allergic rhinitis and related complications and sublingual immunotherapy.
Seoul National University Children’s Hospital Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology continuously strives to maintain the best medical quality in Korea, equipped with medical staff and equipment that can compete with the world’s leading hospital otolaryngology, and will do our best to advance from best nationwide to world-class.