Complicated Ear Disorder Treatment
When you visit Texas ENT Specialists, our first step will be an evaluation of your ear condition. To ensure we understand the root cause of your symptoms, we will examine your ears and discuss your medical history and symptoms. We may perform some tests as well. Once all of this has been completed, we will discuss a treatment plan with you. Some of the most common treatments include:
Ear tubes can be used to help drain excess fluid from the ears. The procedure can be performed in our office in just 15-20 minutes using a local anesthetic. During the procedure, tubes are surgically placed in the eardrums. This creates an opening for air to pass through and fluid to drain.
The eardrums can be ruptured due to loud blasts of noise, head trauma, or chronic ear infections. When the eardrum ruptures, it creates a hole or a tear which can lead to symptoms such as nausea, pain, and hearing loss. A surgeon can use a small graft from another area of the ear to repair these holes and tears.
Chronic Ear Infection Surgery
For those with chronic ear infections, surgery can be performed to help stop the infections from returning. These surgeries can repair the ear bone, correct areas that have been damaged and repair the eardrum, depending on your needs.