Pediatric Care

West River Ear, Nose, and Throat offers a range of services and treatments specifically centered around children. Dr. Schleiffarth offer pediatric ear, nose, and throat consultations as well as pediatric surgeries. We have instruments that are designed for children in mind and we even have an endless supply of suckers!


Each year, more than 55,000 Americans will develop cancer of the head and neck. Dr. Schleiffarth are here to diagnose and treat these cancers. Some early warning signs of head and neck cancer: Lump in the neck…

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Ear Infections

One of the most common medical issues with small children is recurrent ear infections. Recurrent ear infections and hearing loss related to fluid behind the eardrum can be treated with ear tubes. Ear infections can cause sleep loss, fevers, hearing loss, and irritability.

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Another very common pediatric medical issue is enlarged tonsils and adenoids. These can cause problems such as trouble sleeping and recurrent sore throats. Sleep apnea in children can often be improved with removal of the tonsils and adenoids. This may also help with sleeping issues such as bed wetting and snoring.Tonsils and adenoids can also cause recurrent tonsillitis and strep throat. Their removal can decrease how often your child gets sore throats as well as the severity.

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Let us help your child. If tonsillectomy is indicated, removal of tonsils can improve the quality of life for your child. You can see the results for yourself. Our patients have a 97% reduction in tonsil symptoms!

West River ENT is your pediatric ENT specialist in Rapid City, SD.

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