Paediatric ear, nose and throat surgery
Children may experience a lot of ear, nose and throat problems as they develop. Both Dr Giddings and Dr Rimmer are experienced paediatric ENT surgeons, having trained at dedicated paediatric centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital. They both operate regularly at Monash Children’s Hospital on children of all ages.
Recurrent tonsillitis may result in a lot of time off school (and parental time away from work!); if it is happening frequently then removal of the tonsils (tonsillectomy) may be indicated. Tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy may also be considered for “sleep disordered breathing”, when severe snoring with restless, poor quality sleep, and/or obstructive sleep apnoea (pauses in breathing during sleep) can affect a child’s daytime behaviour and development.
Occasionally children may develop neck lumps or cysts as part of their development (thyroglossal or branchial cysts). Accurate diagnosis is important and depending on the site may require surgery.