Head and Neck Surgery

Physician Contacts:


Key Contacts:

  • Kim Collier, Practice Administrator, ENT
  • Lori Byrd, Manager, Legacy ENT
  • Kim Hightower, Program Manager, Cochlear Implant Program
  • Bernadette Bartholomew, RN, MS, CPNP
  • Paula Dimmitt, RN, MS, CPNP

Description of services:

  • Management of childhood otologic disorders, including otitis media, hearing loss, cholesteatoma and complications
  • Cochlear implantation for children with profound sensorineural hearing loss
  • Tonsil and adenoid diseases including obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, recurrent tonsillitis and nasal airway obstruction
  • Nasal and sinus disease and complications including orbital cellulitis/abscess, infections of the head and neck, sinusitis and nasal polyps.
  • Management of other childhood disorders, including respiratory papillomatosis, choanal atresia and congenital head and neck masses
  • Management of airway abnormalities including stenosis, foreign bodies, congenital lesions, obstruction of the airway, and vocal cord and voice disorders
  • Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea

Procedures performed or problems diagnosed and treated:

  • Otolaryngology head and neck surgery - complete diagnostic, medical and surgical services
  • Ear diseases and surgery - tympanostomy tubes and ear surgery
  • Tonsil and adenoid surgery
  • Nasal and sinus disease - endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Infections of the head and neck - medical/surgical therapy
  • Airway disorders:
    • Laryngoscopy/bronchoscopy - diagnostic and therapeutic
    • Laryngotracheal reconstruction - airway stenosis repair
    • Tracheotomy
  • Vocal cord and voice evaluation:
    • Microlaryngoscopy and CO2 laser therapy
    • Endoscopic/microscopic therapy
  • Diagnosis and special treatment:
    • Cochlear implants
    • Ear and facial anomalies
    • Fiberendoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)

Information for referral sources:

Physician referrals are welcome, but not required.

Why Children's Medical Center?

  • The Children's medical staff offers fellowship-trained physicians in pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Our nursing and support staff is specially trained in pediatric otolaryngology head and neck surgery.
  • Surgical care is performed with specially trained pediatric anesthesiologist.
  • Special pediatric audiology and speech pathology services are available.

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UT Southwestern Medical Center

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