Sheridan Ear, Nose & Throat
Scott N. Bateman, MD
Ear, Nose, & Throat Doctor & Allergy Specialist located in Sheridan, WY
It’s hard to watch your child struggle with allergies. Luckily, parents in Sheridan, Wyoming, have access to Scott Bateman, MD. Dr. Bateman is a highly-skilled otolaryngologist and the founder of Sheridan Ear, Nose & Throat. Don’t accept your child’s ear, nose, and throat struggle as inevitable when there are treatments that can help. Schedule an appointment online day or night, or call the office during business hours to book your appointment.
Pediatric Care Q & A
What is pediatric otolaryngology?
Pediatric otolaryngology is a medical specialty that focuses on ear, nose, and throat issues affecting children. While all otolaryngologists treat ear, nose, and throat conditions, not all provide services to children.
Pediatric ENT services include the diagnosis and treatment of your child’s symptoms. Dr. Bateman creates customized treatment plans and coordinates with your child’s other health care professionals as needed.
At the heart of pediatric otolaryngology is the understanding that children aren’t merely small adults. They have a unique set of needs and often can’t communicate their symptoms effectively. Working with an otolaryngologist who specializes in pediatric services is the best way to find lasting relief for your little one.
What is a tonsillectomy, and when is one needed?
Your tonsils are the oval pads of tissue at the back of your throat, and a tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your tonsils. If your child experiences frequent infection or inflammation of his or her tonsils, your provider may recommend a tonsillectomy.
Tonsillitis can make your little one miserable, and can cause significant missed time at school. If your child experiences swollen tonsils several times a year, and medications aren’t yielding the desired results, surgical removal may be the best course of action.
A tonsillectomy is also used to treat snoring, breathing problems, and rare diseases that affect the tonsils. Dr. Bateman always prefers the least invasive treatment, but in some cases, surgery may be the best approach.
What are some other pediatric otolaryngology services?
Dr. Bateman offers numerous services that can help your child find relief from ear, nose, and throat symptoms. Some common examples of pediatric needs include:
- Frequent ear infections
- Adenoid swelling
- Thyroid nodules or tumors
- Salivary gland tumors
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Mouth breathing
- Loud snoring
These are just some of the conditions a skilled pediatric otolaryngologist can treat. The practice also performs audiological testing, places ear tubes, repairs tympanic membrane perforation, and provides allergy testing and management.
Begin the process today with a personalized consultation, which you can set up online or over the phone. Dr. Bateman has extensive experience helping kids from birth through adolescence and beyond. Many patients continue services well into adulthood.