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Tympanoplasty

Tympanoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to repair a perforated eardrum or middle ear bones. This procedure aims to restore hearing, prevent infections, and improve ear health. At Emirates Hospitals Group in Dubai, we specialize in advanced tympanoplasty techniques to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients.

Tympanoplasty in Dubai

Procedures for Tympanoplasty

During tympanoplasty, the following steps are typically involved:

  • Anesthesia and Incision: The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision behind the ear or through the ear canal to access the eardrum.
  • Repair of Perforation: The surgeon carefully removes any scar tissue around the perforation and repairs the hole in the eardrum using graft material obtained from the patient’s own tissues or synthetic materials.
  • Middle Ear Reconstruction: If the middle ear bones (ossicles) are damaged or missing, they may be repaired or replaced to restore sound conduction.
  • Placement of Ear Tubes (Tympanostomy): In some cases, ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes) may be inserted to ventilate the middle ear and prevent fluid buildup.
  • Closure: The incision is closed with stitches, and a dressing may be placed over the ear.

Symptoms Addressed by Tympanoplasty

Tympanoplasty addresses symptoms such as:

  • Hearing Loss: Due to perforated eardrum or middle ear bone damage.
  • Recurrent Ear Infections: Caused by chronic perforation and fluid buildup.
  • Ear Discharge: Persistent drainage from the ear.

These symptoms can significantly impact quality of life, and tympanoplasty aims to alleviate them effectively.

Diagnosis and Consultation for Tympanoplasty

Diagnosis for tympanoplasty includes:

  • Ear Examination: A thorough examination of the ear canal and eardrum to assess the size and location of the perforation.
  • Hearing Tests: Audiological assessments, such as pure-tone audiometry and tympanometry, to evaluate hearing loss and middle ear function.
  • Medical History: Review of previous ear infections, treatments, and hearing issues to determine the appropriateness of tympanoplasty.

During the consultation at Emirates Hospitals Group, our specialists discuss the procedure in detail, address patient concerns, and outline expected outcomes.

Recovery Process After Tympanoplasty

Recovery from tympanoplasty typically follows these stages:

  • Post-Operative Care: Patients are monitored in a recovery area immediately after surgery.
  • Pain Management: Mild discomfort and ear fullness are common and managed with pain medications as prescribed.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Regular appointments with the surgeon to monitor healing, remove stitches, and assess ear health.
  • Resuming Activities: Patients are advised to avoid activities that may expose the ear to water or excessive pressure until cleared by the surgeon.

Emirates Hospitals Group provides comprehensive post-operative care and support to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results for patients undergoing tympanoplasty.

Emirates Hospitals Group offers advanced tympanoplasty services in Dubai, led by experienced specialists dedicated to restoring ear health and enhancing patient quality of life.

Last update date: 09-07-2024

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