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Head & Neck

Some ear, nose and throat-related conditions that affect the head and neck are complex and can include both benign and malignant tumors. We have the expert team in place to provide the care your child needs, from treating abscesses to providing top-notch care for skull, facial and thyroid tumors.

Why Wolfson

At Wolfson Children's, kids benefit from our team approach, which has multiple specialists working side by side to provide the most comprehensive pediatric care in the region. We combine our experience, the latest surgical techniques and evidence-based protocols to provide the best, most effective treatment for your child.

Conditions We Treat

We provide treatment for many different kinds of head and neck conditions, including various types of tumors, such as:

  • Abscesses of the head and neck
  • Cervical adenopathy
  • Bell's palsy (facial paralysis)
  • Malignant and benign tumors of the head, neck and face
  • Periorbital cellulitis/abscess
  • Tumors and diseases of the anterior skull base (sinus/nasal cavity)
  • Tumors and diseases of the lateral skull base
  • Thyroid tumors

Programs and Services

  • Head, Neck and Skull Base Tumors Program

    The expert team at Wolfson Children’s provides the full range of care needed for infants and children with congenital masses, vascular anomalies, and benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumors of the head, neck and skull base.

  • Clinical Trials

    Children with head and neck tumors benefit from our long-time participation in research. Through our work with the Children’s Oncology Group and other pediatric cancer research groups, we have access to the latest clinical protocols and experimental therapies to give children the best chance for a positive outcome

  • Cancer Center

    When diagnosed with a tumor in the head and neck, your little one needs big expertise. Our Cancer Center at Wolfson Children’s is among the best programs in the country.

  • Sleep Disorders Center

    Children with airway obstruction, from enlarged tonsils or other blockages of the nasal passage, can develop obstructive sleep apnea. This can result in daytime sleepiness and other complications. Our board-certified sleep medicine specialists expertly diagnose the cause so a treatment plan can be coordinated.

Our Team

We bring together an expert team of pediatric otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists as well as the support of specialized nurses, speech-language pathologists, social workers and more to create a plan for initial treatment and ongoing care to meet the specific needs of your child.


Our ENT services at Wolfson Children’s Hospital help children from North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. We’re located on the south bank of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville.