Pediatric ENT Services Provided by Gateway ENT in St. Louis, MO
The Gateway ENT Pediatric Care Center
For babies, little kids, big kids and even your college-age children.
Your Little Ones
We love listening to the SOUND of their voices
Your Teens and College-Aged Children
They are Music to our EARS
Office Based Visits and Surgery
HEADS and SHOULDERS above the Rest
Some of The Pediatric Conditions We Treat
• Ear infections
• Failed school hearing test
• Hearing loss
• Perforated eardrum
• Recurrent sore throat
• Tonsil infections
• Sleep apnea and snoring
• Runny nose/congestion
• Nose bleeds
• Nasal fractures
• Nasal and Ear foreign bodies
• Tongue tie
• Neck masses
Accepting New Patients
We know most children will need to see an ENT specialist at least once during their childhood. Ear, Nose and Throat conditions make up more than 50 percent of all pediatric medical visits and we cannot thank parents enough for trusting Gateway ENT with their loved one’s care.
Pediatrics - Frequently Asked Questions
All our doctors are trained to care for both pediatric and adult patients. Your child will be in good hands with the doctor who cares for your health. However, our doctors are understanding if you choose a different physician for your child or if scheduling makes it more convenient to go with one of our other providers.
To better serve our established patients, we have a doctor on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round to answer urgent questions that can’t wait for an appointment. Please call our office at 314-843-3828 or our exchange at 314-364-5288. We also take calls at Urgent Specialists, a specialty urgent care, if you need immediate care after hours or on the weekends, visit: www.urgentspecialists.com or call 636-220-1470 for more information.
We understand that having your child under anesthesia can be very worrisome, that is why we only work with Board Certified Anesthesiologists. The Anesthesiologists with whom we work are excellent with children and have years of experience.
Our office staff will ask what problem(s) your child is seeing us for. If your doctor recommends a hearing test for that problem, we will schedule one.
Yes, we have full time Audiologists, with many years of experience with children. who perform complete hearing related services for children of all ages.
Yes, our experienced audiologists will work with you to find the best hearing aid for your child’s needs. They can also monitor and service your child’s hearing aids. We only offer the most respectable brands.
Yes, we care for numerous children that need to keep their ears dry for various reasons. We do sell custom and semi-custom earplugs that are highly effective to keep water out of your child’s ears. Ask your physician or one of our audiologists for more information.
Yes, we will be able to provide an excuse letter for your visit to your child’s school or your work. Please ask for this when you check out.
We have an incredibly nurturing staff who know children cannot be treated with a one size fits all model. We see lots of children with special needs. We work hard to make sure your experience at our office is as stress free as possible. If you have information about your child that would help us to make his or her visit better, please don’t hesitate to call and ask for your doctor’s medical assistant before your appointment. This will allow us to better plan for your visit and allow extra time if needed.
Yes, you may always choose to see a physician. However, we do have a nurse practitioner on staff who is well versed in ear, nose and throat conditions. She is often available for follow ups or post ops. She is also available at times when an appointment is needed quickly. She is fully supported by our doctors who are always available to her.
Being in private practice allows us to have close relationships with any pediatrician. We value the important relationship patients have with their pediatricians. We take the time to communicate patient visits to their pediatrician and if a patient does not have one, we often help that patient obtain one.
Yes, we believe it is important to be in good communication with your child’s primary doctor. With your written permission, we will communicate our recommendations, as well as your child’s condition and/or treatment to your child’s pediatrician so that they are aware of what is happening.