Pediatric ENT Specialist

Andros ENT & Sleep Center

Otolaryngology located in Inver Grove Heights, MN & Roseville, MN

When your child is struggling with a condition that affects their ear, nose, or throat, you need a pediatric ENT. Serving the Twin Cities area, board-certified otolaryngologist Inell Rosario, MD, at Andros ENT & Sleep Center is a pediatric ENT specialist. Dr. Rosario provides comprehensive care and treatment options to address your child’s needs. Call the office in Inver Grove Heights or Roseville, Minnesota, or book an appointment online today.

Pediatric ENT Q & A

What is a pediatric ENT?

A pediatric ENT is a medical doctor who specializes in ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions that affect children and adolescents. Dr. Rosario is an experienced, board-certified otolaryngologist who has additional training in pediatric ENT.

Why might my child need a pediatric ENT?

Your child may benefit from a consultation at Andros ENT & Sleep Center if they’re struggling with conditions such as:

Ear infections

Children are more prone to ear infections because of the size and position of their eustachian tubes. Unlike adults, the eustachian tubes in children are narrow and lie horizontally, limiting fluid drainage. The warm, moist environment allows bacteria to grow, leading to an infection.

Chronic ear infections in children may increase the risk of hearing loss. At Andros ENT & Sleep Center, Dr. Rosario provides expert care for children suffering from ear infections. 

Hearing loss

Hearing loss affects people of all ages, including children. Andros ENT & Sleep Center offers a wide variety of hearing aids to improve hearing in children. 

Swimmer’s ear

Swimmer’s ear is a condition that affects the ear canal and occurs when water, a cotton swab, or a skin condition obstructs the narrow passageway. Swimmer’s ear may cause ear itching, pain, or hearing loss.

Dr. Rosario treats swimmer’s ear in children and teens. 


Sinusitis is an infection of the sinus cavity. Children and teens may develop sinusitis after a cold or flu infection. The inflammation and swelling may also affect children with seasonal allergies. 

Deviated septum

A deviated septum is a structural problem that makes one nostril opening smaller than the other. This condition may affect breathing and be the underlying cause of your child’s nosebleeds or sinusitis. 

What happens during a pediatric ENT evaluation?

Dr. Rosario is an experienced otolaryngologist and pediatric ENT specialist. She conducts a comprehensive and age-appropriate exam when you bring your child in for an evaluation. 

During the exam, Dr. Rosario listens intently to your and your child’s concerns and performs a physical evaluation of your child. She also closely examines their ear, nose, or throat.

In most cases, Dr. Rosario diagnoses your child’s ENT problem after a history and physical. However, she may request diagnostic tests, such as bloodwork, CT scan, or MRI to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

Based on the information gathered, Dr. Rosario develops your child’s individualized treatment plan, which may include medication, placement of ear tubes, or hearing aid recommendations.

To schedule a consultation with the pediatric ENT specialist at Andros ENT & Sleep Center, call the office or click the online booking button.