Paediatric ENT

Coblation® tonsillectomy for recurrent tonsillitis

Repeated tonsillitis infection is very common in children. It does of course result in considerable pain and suffering for your child and can result in frequent periods of time away from nursery or school. If your child is experiencing recurrent infections, we can assess them with you, to discuss the option of tonsillectomy surgery. We work closely with a dedicated team of paediatric nursing staff and anaesthetists, and together we will ensure that your child feels comfortable and relaxed when they are in hospital.

Miss Choudhury performs Coblation® tonsillectomy, which uses less heat energy and therefore results in less pain after surgery compared with some other techniques. This can help to make the recovery quicker and easier after surgery. She offers different Coblation® options, including Intracapsular and Extracapsular tonsillectomy; she can discuss these options with you at your consultation, and help you decide together which might be the preferred option for you.

Enlarged adenoids, Adenoiditis and Sleep Disordered Breathing

Enlarged adenoids at the back of the nose is common in young children. Due to the restricted space in this area, it can sometimes result in difficulty breathing through the nose in children and constant mouth breathing. Sometimes, it can also contribute to a persistent runny nose, from adenoiditis.

Enlarged adenoids together with enlarged tonsils can cause noisy breathing at night-time, or obstructive sleep apnoea (sleep disordered breathing). We can see and assess you with your child to discuss whether adenoid surgery may help to relieve these symptoms.

“Our daughter was having breathing difficulties and issues with sleep… Dr Choudhury approached her case extremely professionally and with right amount of compassion and care… The procedure to remove tonsils and adenoids was straightforward, as well as the recovery… Can’t express how grateful we are for all the support and help received from Dr Choudhury”

Written by Private Patient at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital

Glue ear and Grommets

Glue ear is one of the commonest causes of hearing loss in children, resulting from fluid (glue) behind the eardrums. As well as affecting the hearing, it can also impact on speech development, concentration and behaviour. We can see and assess your child with you to establish if there is any hearing loss, and the likely cause. We have access to paediatric audiology services and can even arrange specialist assessments of hearing in very young children. We will be able to advise you on the treatment options available for any confirmed hearing loss.