Frederick Rosen, MD
Oakland Magazine Best East Bay Doctors 2009-2010
Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University
Board Certification: Otolaryngology
Language(s): English, Spanish
Frederick Rosen, MD, specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck in children. Dr. Rosen performs surgeries on children, ranging in age from infants to adolescents, to treat a variety of disorders, including severe upper airway problems, complications of Down Syndrome, chronic ear infections, tumors of the head and neck, hearing and sinus problems, nasal deformities, and problems of the throat and vocal cords. Dr. Rosen’s particular areas of interest include the management of hypernasal speech (velopharyngeal insufficiency), airway reconstruction and babies with small jaws (micrognathia or Pierre Robin sequence).
Ear infections account for nearly 30 million visits to the doctor each year in the United States.
Tonsils and Adenoids
Tonsils and adenoids are part of the immune system. Like all lymphoid tissue, they trap infectious agents like viruses and bacteria, and they produce antibodies. Since the adenoids are located at the back of the nasal airway, they provide defense against inhaled substances. Enlarged adenoids can become nearly the size of a ping pong ball and completely block airflow through the nasal passages.
Restrictive or tight frenulum
The frenulum is a piece of tissue attaching the tongue to the floor of the mouth. When a baby has a restrictive or tight frenulum (tongue-tie), it impairs the ability of the tongue to move properly to effectively breastfeed. The surgery is a short procedure in which the doctor rubs the area with numbing medicine and clips the frenulum enough to allow it to move properly.
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