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Services We provide

Family centered pediatric ent care 

Pediatric Ent care


Ear Infections and Ear Tubes 

Recurrent ear infections (otitis media) are one of the most common problems that kids face.  Recent research evidence shows that repeated antibiotics can cause long term issues for young children.  We can often help prevent these issues with a variety of treatments. 

Tonsils, Snoring, Sleep Apnea

Recent research has confirmed what every parent knows: good quality sleep is critical to a child’d development.  Enlarged tonsils and adenoids can cause many sleep issues, including sleep apnea.  Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are routine, but we prefer to try to avoid surgery whenever possible. Call us to address these concerns!


Tympanic membrane perforation or a “hole in the ear drum” is a common problem for children. This can be cause by trauma (diving in a pool, sports) or from ear tubes.  Dr. Whitley is passionate about minimally invasive repair of the ear drum using a tiny camera through the nature ear opening in order to avoid incisions, scars, and pain.  

Oral Ties
  • Tongue Tie (Akyloglossia)
  • Lip Tie (tethering)
  • Oral tethering
  • Breastfeeding issues 
  • Latch problems 


  • Congenital Cholesteatoma
  • Acquired Cholesteatoma
  • Recurrent Cholesteatoma
  • Cholesteatoma and Hole in the ear drum
  • Endoscopic cholesteatoma removal
Sinusitis / Congestion
  • Pediatric Sinusitis
  • Pediatric Sinus Surgery
  • Turbinate Hypertrophy
  • Deviated Septum
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Recurrent runny nose
  • Nasal Fracture (broken nose)


Hearing Loss
  • Failed Newborn Hearing Screening
  • Newborn Hearing Loss
  • Congenital Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss in Kids
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA / PONTO

Endoscopic ear surgery

Dr. Whitley has a particular interest in minimally-invasive ear surgery and is one of the most experienced endoscopic ear surgeons in Atlanta. Using a tiny camera (endoscope) to work through the natural opening to the ear, he is able to repair the ear drum and often times reverse conductive hearing loss.  This surgery is called a tympanoplasty. This can also help clear chronic infections and cholesteatoma.   Because this is done through the ear canal with a tiny camera, visualization is improved and no incisions are needed. This leads to safer surgery with shorter recovery and less pain.

Sinusitis and deviated septum

Sinusitis in children is different than in adults and requires a different, very conservative approach.  It is rare that a child needs endoscopic sinus surgery, a very common surgery in adults.  Dr. Whitley is passionate about a conservative, stepwise approach to sinus disease designed to avoid the need for CT (cat) scans, X-rays, or surgery. 

In adolescents, a deviated septum can lead to sinusitis, nasal obstruction, and difficulty breathing. This can happen after a broken nose (nasal fracture) or naturally over time as the child grows.  We have several treatments to help with this including septoplasty and the techniques are MUCH better than in years past.