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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT/Otolaryngology) Clinic

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders may need special treatment by those who study these conditions (otolaryngologists). 

Doctor checks mouth of male child patient

Our skilled surgeons treat your child’s disease, tumor, or condition so they can keep their ability to hear, speak, and swallow. We perform difficult operations not offered by other hospitals. 

Services we provide

Our ENT surgeons treat:

  • Tumors of the head and neck
  • Skull base tumors
  • Thyroid cancer 
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Sinus tumors
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hearing loss 
  • Voice disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Breathing problems
  • Conditions related to sickle cell disease and infections 

Our ENT surgeons perform:

  • Tumor resections
  • Reconstructive surgery related to tumors
  • Voice reconstruction such as vocal fold re-innervation 
  • Facial re-animation
  • Cochlear implants
  • Middle-ear surgery
  • Thyroid surgery 
  • Sinus surgery
  • Sleep surgery

Your ENT team

Your team provides the best treatment and comfort for your child before, during, and after surgery. Your child may need specialists in pediatric ENT, ear surgery, head and neck surgery, cancer, sickle cell disease, or other conditions.  

What to expect during your visit to the ENT Clinic

We partner with you to find the best treatment. Families whose children have rare head and neck tumors can speak with experts on our team. You can also connect with other families battling these diseases.

Depending on the surgery, your child may leave the hospital the same day. If your child needs to stay overnight, you can stay in a room nearby.

Your child may need more services after their surgery. They may need support with hearing, swallowing, voice, nutrition, behavior, or occupational therapy.

For some conditions, your child may be offered a new treatment or procedure through a clinical trial.  

Most ENT procedures take place at St. Jude, but some occur nearby at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

Contact us

Your physician must refer your child to St. Jude for treatment. For ENT surgery contact:

Anthony Sheyn, MD
Phone: 901-595-4060
Online: Referral Contact Form

For head and neck tumor referrals contact:

Sara Helmig, MD
Online: Referral Contact Form


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