Ear, Nose and Throat

The Monash Children’s Hospital Ear, Nose and Throat Department provides a comprehensive range of medical services for conditions and diseases of the ear, nose and throat.

Phone: (03) 9594 6666

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About us

The Monash Children’s Ear, Nose and Throat Department provides a  comprehensive range of medical services for conditions and diseases of the ear, nose and throat.

We also look after children with head and neck disorders, such as lumps in the neck, head and neck tumours and salivary gland issues.

Services range from the straightforward elective insertion of grommets for hearing loss to the very complex diagnosis and management of infant airway disorders.

The department has close links with all paediatric services in the hospital. There is a close relationship with respiratory medicine. Together we manage the diagnosis and treatment of children with breathing disorders due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids (obstructive sleep apnoea), young children with inhaled foreign bodies and other conditions of the upper airway.

We also work closely with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and assist in the investigation of infants with upper airway problems. We have a close relationship with the audiology department who assist us with the diagnosis of children with hearing impairment.

Referrals

A weekly outpatient service is provided for routine referrals of children with conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat. Referrals are accepted from general practitioners and specialists with an interest in paediatric medicine and surgery.

With a significant increase yearly in numbers of patients treated and seen in outpatients we are expecting to increase the number of outpatient sessions to daily once the new Monash Children’s Hospital is open.

To refer a patient, please send your referral to the Monash Specialist Consulting team (outpatient services) at Monash Children’s Hospital, via:

Phone: (03) 8572 3004
Fax: (03) 9594 3698
Email: scmonashchildrens@monashhealth.org

Urgent requests are dealt with promptly. More routine or non-urgent requests have a waiting period for consultation which will vary from time to time.

Monash Specialist Consulting will be able to provide estimates of current waiting periods. Surgery is conducted at Monash Children’s Hospital Clayton for complex conditions and very young children (usually two years and younger) with more routine cases conducted at Monash Children’s Hospital Casey.

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