Many conditions will require ear surgery, from hearing loss to a perforated eardrum. We have years of experience performing successful procedures for our patients, and we can ensure that you receive the state-of-the-art care you want.

Ear Surgeries Available at SFENTA

Tympanoplasty

Tympanoplasty is performed to fix a perforated eardrum. It’s done under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Your doctor will remove the perforation during surgery and place a graft through a discreet incision behind the ear.

Ossiculoplasty

Ossiculoplasty is a surgery that treats conductive hearing loss. It’s done under general anesthesia and involves repairing the small bones in the inner ear to improve hearing function.

Cochlear Implant

If you have severe hearing loss in both ears and hearing aids are ineffective, cochlear implants may be an appropriate treatment option. To perform this procedure, your surgeon will place the implant through an incision hidden behind the ear.

Vestibular Nerve Section

This procedure involves cutting the vestibular nerve, which connects balance and movement sensors to the brain. The goal is to correct vertigo problems while preserving your hearing.

Labyrinthectomy

During a labyrinthectomy, your surgeon will remove the entire balance portion of the ear to address the recurrent episodes of vertigo that are associated with Meniere’s disease.

Myringotomy with Tympanostomy Tube Placement

The goal of this treatment is to address recurrent middle ear infections. It’s the most common childhood ear surgery. During the procedure, your doctor will create a small hole in the eardrum and insert a small tube to prevent infections and to allow fluid to drain freely from the middle ear.

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What Conditions May Require Ear Surgery?

  • Hearing loss
  • Perforated eardrum
  • Chronic infection
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Acoustic neuroma

Benefits of Surgical Ear Repair 

The primary benefit of surgery is that it offers some patients a permanent solution to issues that are affecting their ears.

Ear surgery can repair structural damage to the ear that is unable to be repaired in any other way, as well as reduce the symptoms and frequency of chronic ear infections.

In some patients who have lost hearing abilities due to structural issues of the ear, hearing can be restored through surgery.

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About SFENTA

Our dedicated team of ENT specialists at South Florida ENT Associates has been helping patients find relief from their symptoms for over 30 years. Our office aims to offer each patient:

Patient-Centered Care

We offer one-on-one care to ensure that your concerns are addressed and given the attention they deserve.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

We’ve built a network of over 50 board-certified ENT providers who are trained to offer a wide range of ENT specialties as well as surgeries.

Continuity of Care

We provide comprehensive care that addresses all of your symptoms, leading to the best patient outcomes.

The Security of a Community Staple

SFENTA has more than 30 locations across South Florida, ensuring you’re never very far from quality ENT care.

Who is a Candidate for Ear Surgery?

ENT specialists can determine candidacy for ear surgeries based on an evaluation of the ear, the symptoms, and the patient’s diagnosis. Some of the primary candidates for ear surgery include those who have experienced chronic ear infections, ear trauma, structural issues, or hearing loss.

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Your Ear Procedure

The details of your procedure will be discussed with you at your appointment. Your provider will be able to walk you through the procedure, as well as discuss any pre or post-op care instructions.

Most ear surgeries take a few hours to complete, and often leave no visible scarring. The recovery process (including an overnight stay) will depend on the surgery.

Ear Surgery FAQ

Does SFENTA accept insurance?

Yes. SFENTA accepts most insurance plans. You can contact our office for more information on the insurances we accept.

Can hearing loss surgery help all patients with hearing loss?

Unfortunately, no. Hearing loss surgery is reserved for those who have hearing loss due to structural issues of the ears. This could be due to trauma or an issue that has been present since birth. Our providers can evaluate your hearing loss to see if you would be an ideal candidate for the surgery.

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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