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 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.
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.
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.