DCMH Now Offering Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeries for Children as Young as 8 - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on December 30, 2014

DCMH Now Offering Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeries for Children as Young as 8 Years Old

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Mary Wascavage
(610) 284-8619
Mary.Wascavage@crozer.org

DREXEL HILL, PA – Pediatric surgeries for certain conditions of the ear, nose and throat (ENT) are now available at Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) to a wider pediatric age group.

Marc Surkin, M.D.

Marc Surkin, M.D.

Marc Surkin, M.D., chief of Otolaryngology at DCMH, performs tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies and myringotomies in the hospital’s outpatient SurgiCenter. Surkin says, “While previously these surgeries were only performed on children age 14 and above, the big change is that we now can operate on children as young as age eight.”

In addition, a pediatric anesthesiologist (a doctor who specializes in anesthesia for children) will always be present to assist with these procedures.

Tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies and myringotomies are common surgeries. Tonsillectomies involve the removal of the tonsils, which may be necessary due to recurrent infections and inflammation of the tonsils and can also result from sleep problems. Adenoidectomies involve the removal of the adenoids, which are a mass of lymphoid tissue located behind the nasal passages. Adenoids are typically removed due to recurrent infections. Myringotomies involve surgically placing tubes into the ear in order to relieve excessive fluid buildup. This is done by making an incision in the eardrum to drain the fluid, then placing the tube into the incision to prevent further fluid buildup.

To contact Mark Surkin, M.D. call (610) 446-6900. Find additional information about services available at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Find additional information about Crozer-Keystone's Ear, Nose and Throat services.

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