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Ear, Nose & Throat - Pediatric

Christopher H. Azbell, MD, Caitlin E. Fiorillo, MD, Loraine R. Condrey, APRN, and Kenneth C. Iverson, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology at Kentucky Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing high-quality, family-centered care for all of your child’s ear, nose and throat needs. We believe that effectively treating pediatric patients requires meticulous attention, not only to the medical and surgical aspects of the care, but also to the emotional needs of children and their families.

Our surgeons have completed ENT residency and an extra year in a dedicated pediatric ENT fellowship focusing on complex ear, nose and throat disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Our surgeons perform more than 2,000 surgeries every year, from ear tubes and tonsillectomies to complex airway reconstruction and cochlear implantation. We work with you to create a specialized healthcare plan based on what is best for your child’s health.

We see patients in Lexington and in Morehead. Our surgeries are performed in Lexington at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, primarily at the Center for Advanced Surgery. Kentucky Children’s Hospital’s features a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for care of the infants with complex health issues that was recently relocated to a brand-new state-of-the-art facility. There is also a recently renovated pediatric inpatient floor and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for the care of critical problems in young children and adolescents.

Conditions treated

  • Airway papillomas
  • Airway disorders
  • Adenoid hypertrophy
  • Ankyloglossia (tongue tie)
  • Aural atresia
  • Branchial cleft cyst
  • Choanal atresia and pyriform aperture stenosis
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic ear infection/otitis
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Chronic tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Deafness
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Enlarged or infected neck lymph nodes
  • Failed newborn hearing screening
  • Foreign objects in ear, nose or throat
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hemangioma
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Mastoiditis
  • Myringotomy (ear tubes)
  • Nasal dermoid/gliomas
  • Nasal polyposis
  • Nasal tumors
  • Nose bleeds
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Otitis externa (swimmer's ear)
  • Otitis media
  • Salivary gland problems
  • Stridor (noisy breathing)
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst
  • Thyroid enlargement (including thyroid cancer)
  • Tonsillar hypertrophy
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy dependence
  • Tympanic membrane perforation
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI)
  • Vocal fold paralysis

Patient appointments

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Health care providers, please visit our referral page to refer your patient to this service.