Operation middle ear to ear problems or hearing loss

Written by: Dr. Xabier Altuna Mariezcurrena
Published: | Updated: 18/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The middle ear operation is performed on the tympanic cavities and aims to solve the problems of ear infections, perforations or some types of hearing loss.

When practiced in children it can be performed through a small incision behind the ear or make full advantage of the ear canal, without scars.


Middle ear surgery for chronic otitis

It is used to treat chronic otitis. It is also commonly performed to solve problems related hearing poor sound transmission due to a problem in the ossicles. The most common example is the otosclerosis.


Risks of middle ear surgery

It is a safe and with a high success rate intervention. However, it should be explained to the patient very well what the objective sought to operate your ear.

Middle ear surgery has a duration of less than two hours in most cases. Sometimes only lasts 30 minutes. They are also very grateful interventions by the difference of the quality of life of patients.


Postoperative middle ear surgery

Surgeries can be performed in what is called Ambulatory Surgery, amounting to more than 80% cases of patients who do not spend more than seven or eight hours in the hospital. Occasionally patients may stay overnight in the hospital.

The resumption of daily activities exceptionally extends beyond one week.


Care after middle ear surgery

After this surgery is important to follow the advice of the Otolaryngology about when to resume physical activity, when it will be possible to wet the ear or even catch a plane, as it is situations that may influence the outcome of surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Xabier Altuna Mariezcurrena

Prestigious ENT specialist, Dr. Altuna Mariezcurrena is an expert in surgery of the middle ear and hearing implants among other treatments. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Navarra and, d ince 2007, combines this activity with her ​​work as Chief of Otolaryngology at the Hospital Donostia. Since 2005 it is one of the specialists of the Department of Otolaryngology of the Gipuzkoa Polyclinic. Member of numerous medical and scientific societies. He has also participated as an author and second author on many communications congress national and international prestige.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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