We have over thirty years of experience dealing with a host of pediatric otolaryngology problems. Children are commonly afflicted with ear nose and throat related illness that may require medical or surgical intervention. Special attention to chronically infected ears or enlarged tonsils which compromise the patient's ability to breath during crital times in their development can prevent life long debility. Many chronic ear problems can be prevented by timely intervention by the otolaryngologist. When surgical intervention is necessary, safe and reliable techniques delivered in the proper controlled setting are employed to minimize patient and parental anxiety. Parental education and participation in all treatment decisions is an essential part of our philosophy in treating pediatric patients.