At South Florida ENT Specialists, we have a dedicated team of providers who are experienced in diagnosing and treating complicated ear disorders. Because these disorders can lead to serious side effects, working with experienced ENT professionals is essential. Our specialists will evaluate your ears to find the root of your symptoms and provide a customized treatment plan that helps you find the relief you’ve been looking for. 

Complicated Ear Disorder Treatment

The first step in treating a complicated ear disorder is an accurate diagnosis. Our providers will evaluate your condition by discussing your symptoms and medical history, and performing some tests. Once our providers feel confident they understand the root of your condition, they will create a treatment plan to address it. Some parts of your treatment may include: 

Ear Tubes

Ear tubes are small devices placed in the ears to help drain excess fluid from the eardrum. They are placed during an in-office procedure that takes between 15-20 minutes. When the tubes are placed, it creates an opening for air to pass through and fluid to drain, providing relief for several conditions. After a few months, the tubes will fall out on their own and can be replaced if needed.

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Eardrum Repair

Proximity to loud noises, chronic ear infections, or trauma can all cause the eardrum to rupture. When this occurs, it creates a hole or tear that can cause unwanted side effects. A surgeon can use a small skin graft to patch the hole or tear and help patients find relief. 

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Chronic Ear Infection Surgery

Repeated ear infections can get in the way of your everyday life. If you’ve experienced frequent ear infections in the past, areas of your ear(s) may need to be repaired due to damage from the infections. Surgery can stop ear infections from returning and repair areas of the ear that may have been impacted. 

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Reconstruction of Middle Ear Bones (Ossicular Chain Reconstruction)

Ossicular Chain Reconstruction addresses the eardrum and the middle ear bones. In some cases, all three middle ear bones are replaced. During the procedure, the eardrum is elevated and the small bones (ossicles) are examined. One bone ossicle is usually removed and sculpted into the correct shape, then repositioned to reconnect the ossicular chain.

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Tumors of the Ear

An ear tumor usually grows in the middle or inner ear. While they are typically benign, an ear tumor causes problems, impacting hearing and balance and resulting in other negative symptoms. Ear tumor surgery removes the tumor through the skull or an incision in the middle ear to restore ear function. 

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What are Complicated Ear Disorders?

Complicated ear disorders are an umbrella term for conditions that affect the ears. These conditions can lead to hearing loss, difficulty maintaining balance, and pain. The inner ear is made up of several parts, and when one of these parts is damaged or infected, it can impact the entire function of the ear.

Symptoms of Ear Disorders

  • Hearing loss
  • Pain in the ears
  • Difficulty maintaining balance
  • Fluid draining from ears
  • Chronic ear infections
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Your Treatment with SFENTA

SFENTA’s team of ENT specialists has been helping patients across South Florida find lasting relief for over 30 years. Our office has made it our mission to provide each patient with:

Patient-Centered Care

We offer personalized care and treatment that is designed to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Continuity of Care

Our goal is to provide comprehensive care that tackles all of your symptoms and achieves lasting relief.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

With over 50 ENT providers and 40 allied professionals, we’ve ensured we’re prepared to help address any ENT concern or diagnosis.

The Security of a Community Staple

After helping patients in the South Florida community for over 30 years, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands.

Complicated Ear Disorders FAQs

Who can chronic ear disorders affect?

These types of conditions can affect adults and children of all ages.

Do these conditions always require surgery to correct?

No. Certain ear conditions may benefit from non-surgical treatment methods. Once our providers have evaluated your condition, they can provide you with the available treatment methods.

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

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