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Ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology)

Expert, compassionate ear, nose, and throat care for kids 

Ear, nose and throat problems in children can impair not only their comfort and quality of life, but their development, too. Our pediatric otolaryngologists diagnose and treat the full spectrum of ear, nose and throat problems in children, and provide facial plastic and reconstructive services. 

From the common… 

They're part of childhood: Ear infections. Our pediatric ENT physicians and staff have just the remedy to treat common conditions such as these and others, including:

  • Allergies
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Hearing loss
  • Hoarseness and voice abnormalities
  • Neck masses
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • Recurrent otitis media (ear infections)
  • Recurrent sinusitis
  • Recurrent tonsillitis
  • Tongue tie

…to the complex

ENT issues have the potential to delay your child’s development, impact health and create long-term complications. We also diagnose and treat more complex ENT conditions, such as:

  • Airway abnormalities
  • Airway obstruction
  • Bone-anchored auditory implants
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Congenital aural atresia
  • Craniofacial malformations
  • Facial paralysis
  • Facial trauma
  • Head and neck nevi
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Hemangiomas (benign tumors)
  • Lymphatic malformations
  • Microtia (undeveloped external ear)
  • Protruding or prominent ears
  • Scar revision
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Vascular malformations
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency (related to speech)

Helping children hear: audiology 

Our pediatric audiologists treat hearing loss in children, whether mild or severe, in a family-centered environment that inspires confidence and trust. We are also an approved provider for the Virginia Department of Health Newborn Hearing Screening Program. 

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Meet the team

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Rajanya Shah Petersson, MD, MS, FACS
Rajanya Petersson MD, MS, FACS Otolaryngology (ENT)
Cochlear implant
Center for Craniofacial Care
Neurofibromatosis program
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Daniel Coelho, MD, FACS
Daniel Coelho MD, FACS Cochlear implant Read more
Kelley M Dodson, MD
Kelley Dodson MD Otolaryngology (ENT)
Center for Craniofacial Care
Aerodigestive collaborative
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Nauman Manzoor, MD
Nauman Manzoor MD Otolaryngology (ENT)
Cochlear implant
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Lauren S Riggs, RN, CPNP
Lauren Riggs RN, CPNP Otolaryngology (ENT)
Aerodigestive collaborative
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