Pediatric ENT

Pediatric Otolaryngology is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of care to children with ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngologic) disorders. Children are not small adults so conditions that affect their ears, noses, and throats (ENT) require special care to treat their complex disorders. Although children might have the same symptoms as adults, they are more susceptible to ENT conditions and The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts, under the direction of Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V), strives to provide the most effective treatment for their young patients while taking into consideration the comfort and concerns of their parents. Dr. V specializes in pediatric conditions and with her extensive experience and training in medical and surgical pediatric problems, she is nationally recognized for her treating a variety of problems involving the ears, nose, throat, and other parts of the head and neck in infants and children.

Caring, compassionate, and sensitive to the concerns of children, Dr. V is specially trained in diagnosing and treating pediatric conditions including:


  • Conductive and Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Acute Otitis Media (common ear infection)
  • Recurrent ear infection
  • Otitis Media with effusion (presence of fluid in the middle ear without ear infection)
  • Otitis Media without effusion (an inflammation of the eardrum without fluid in the middle ear)
  • Foreign body to the ear
  • Congenital malformation of the ear with reconstruction
  • Ear disorders that affect facial paralysis
  • Traumatic injury to the ear
  • Perforated eardrum
  • Disorders of the ear that affect balance
  • Congenital aural atresia
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Protruding and prominent ears
  • Ear tube placement
  • Infant hearing loss
  • Ear surgery
  • Ear malformations such as microtia


  • Nasal and sinus disorders
  • Pediatric sinusitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Pediatric sinus surgery
  • Pediatric nasal allergy
  • Nasal fractures
  • Recurrent sinus disease
  • Chronic nasal congestion
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Enlargement of adenoids
  • Adenoidectomy (removal of the adenoids)
  • Nasal turbinates
  • Septal deviations
  • Chronic nosebleeds


  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsil disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Tongue-tie
  • Airway management and reconstruction
  • Throat infections
  • Foreign body in the esophagus or airway

In addition to the list of ear, nose, and throat disorders listed above, pediatric otolaryngology encompasses other medical needs and as a pediatric surgeon, Dr. V has vast training and skill when treating complex head and neck issues. At The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts, a combined approach with other procedures such as plastic surgery, radiation therapy, oncology, dermatology, and oral surgery offers the most effective treatment options for treating childhood diseases.