Driscoll Children’s Hospital Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT) is dedicated to the ear, nose and throat problems in children and adolescents.

The ENT service offers, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, medical and surgical management of conditions related to the ear, nose, sinuses, throat, neck and airway using the latest guidelines for medical treatment and the most advanced techniques for surgical treatment.

Our team offers integrated, comprehensive care in a child-friendly and family-centered environment.


ENT conditions treated at Driscoll Children's Hospital, for patients up to age 15, include:

  • Ear Disorders: Ear infection (otitis media), hearing loss, cholesteatoma (skin cyst in the middle ear), and ruptured eardrum
  • Nasal Problems: Chronic rhinorrhea (runny nose), nasal obstruction, a nasal mass, sinusitis (sinus infection), nosebleeds (epistaxis)
  • Throat Disorders: Tonsillitis and sore throat, hoarseness, sleep apnea, vocal cord lesions, vocal cord paralysis, swallowing problems
  • Head and Neck Disorders: Head and neck mass, enlarged or diseased lymph nodes in the neck, hemangiomas and vascular malformations, salivary gland mass, thyroid tumor or mass, facial paralysis
  • Airway Disorders: Stridor, laryngomalacia, vocal cord paralysis, laryngotracheal stenosis, foreign body in the throat
  • Airway Disorders: Masses that narrow the airway, such as recurrent respiratory papilloma, hemangiomas or lymphangioma

Connect With All Our Experts.

Children often benefit from the input of multiple specialists before a final treatment plan is formulated. The ENT clinic works with Driscoll’s Craniofacial and Cleft Center, as well as the Respiratory Department, to provide multidisciplinary care, including:

  • Audiology
  • Speech and swallow pathology
  • Pediatric genetics
  • Developmental pediatrics
  • Pediatric pulmonology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Thoracic surgery

Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT) performs the following surgeries:

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway evaluation: Microlaryngoscopy and bronchoscopy
  • Airway reconstruction (narrow airway repair)
  • Airway: Removal of foreign bodies
  • Choanal atresia repair
  • Congenital lesions: Excision of head and neck congenital lesions
  • Ear surgery
  • Ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes)
  • Hypernasal speech treatment
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Neck abscesses: Drainage and treatment
  • Neck masses: Surgical removal and medical treatment of head and neck masses 
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus surgery: Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheotomy
  • Traumatic injuries: Repair of facial and neck injuries
  • Tympanoplasty: Repair of perforated eardrum
  • Tympanostomy
  • Vocal cord surgery (including CO2 laser)
  • Video stroboscopy: Evaluation of voice disorders

Our doctors only recommend surgical treatment when other methods have not been successful or if surgery is determined to be necessary for the continued health and well-being of your child.

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Important Patient Surgery Information

ENT Office at the Corpus Christi Hospital
The Otolaryngology clinic is located in the McIver Furman Building, Suite 501. Patients can park on any level of the parking garage to get to the McIver Furman Building. When you enter the building from the garage, you will be in the Sloan Building. Take the elevators in the Sloan Building to the 2nd floor, follow the submarines on the floor and walls of the walkway to the McIver Furman building.

When you reach the McIver Furman building, you will see a set of elevators near the Pediatric Cardiology business office; take either elevator to the 5th floor.

Seamless Specialist Care

Visit all your child's specialists in one trip to Driscoll Children's Hospital.

Contact any of our specialty clinics to schedule a convenient one-day visit to all your child’s specialists.

Call 361-694-5000 or your 
specialty clinic.

Meet the ENT Otolaryngology Team

Anil Gungor MD
Anil Gungor
ENT Otolaryngology
Robert Oshman MD
Robert Oshman
ENT Otolaryngology
Syboney Zapata MD
Syboney Zapata
ENT Otolaryngology
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ENT Otolaryngology Locations

Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi

3533 S. Alameda St.
Corpus Christi
(361) 694-5000
ENT Otolaryngology
(361) 694-5778
(361) 808-2197

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