Division of Otolaryngology Patient Stories
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ENT Surgery at the Middleman Family Pavilion: Carter’s Story
After multiple failed hearing tests, 6-month-old Carter needed ear tube surgery. His family found the expert ENT care they needed conveniently close to home.
Voice Loss and Acid Reflux: Kate’s Story
Kate loves to sing. In a scare when she was 16, she experienced bouts of losing her voice. The Pediatric Voice Program at CHOP helped her get her voice, and her dreams, back.
Cricotracheal Resection for Subglottic Stenosis: Zakary’s Story
The team at the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders gave Zakary what he’d never before had: a fully functioning airway.
Unilateral Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant: Abby’s Story
Spontaneous total hearing loss in one ear turned out to be only a bump in the road — not an end of dreams — for Abby, who had a cochlear implant at CHOP at 17.
Oral Teratoma and Cleft Palate: Stella’s Story
An oral tumor formed before birth caused Stella’s cleft palate, but CHOP surgeons expertly corrected both conditions. Now she’s babbling away.
RLN Reinnervation: Kayla’s ‘Anything but Ordinary’ Story
The Pediatric Voice Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia helped Kayla strengthen her voice, and she’s putting it to good use: promoting her own book.
New Type of Ear Reconstruction: Alexis’ Story
An innovative reconstruction surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia gave Alexis a new ear. The ability to hear from the reconstructed ear will soon follow.
Tracheostomy and Decannulation: Steven’s Story
Steven came in to the world facing more challenges than most people face in a lifetime, but after 35 medical procedures and 12 major surgeries by CHOP specialists, the 12-year-old is thriving.
A Surprising Cause of Hearing Loss: Hannah’s Story
Hannah's failed hearing test led her doctor to discover she had enlarged adenoids. They were removed during outpatient surgery at a CHOP Surgery Center in King of Prussia.
Tracheal Stenosis: Patrick’s Story
Patrick had a tough time at freshman baseball try-outs — unusual because he excelled at sports — but it made sense when he learned that he was breathing through a narrowed trachea the size of a Q-tip.