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About Tympanoplasty Surgery

Ear surgery can be performed to treat a variety of problems such as hearing loss, the unappealing aesthetic appearance of the earlobe, etc. Common ear surgery procedures that can be performed to improve hearing include myringoplasty, ossiculoplasty, tympanoplasty, and mastoidectomy. Among these, tympanoplasty is the most common and effective surgery for hearing loss due to a ruptured eardrum. In case you have a hearing problem, you should contact an ENT doctor near you for treatment. Pristyn Care is associated with the best ENT specialists in Chandigarh to help provide flawless ear surgery to all patients and relieve all their hearing problems.
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Overview

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Benefits of Tympanoplasty
  • Improves hearing
  • Eliminates recurrent ear discharge
  • Reduced chances of ear infection
  • Fewer possibilities of earache
  • Corrects the perforation in the tympanic membrane
Why Advanced Tympanoplasty Treatment?
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Painless procedure
  • Faster recovery
  • Fewer chances of risks
  • Minimal blood loss
Prevention of perforated eardrum
  • Don’t put any foreign object in the ear
  • Cover your ears while swimming or taking a shower
  • Do not blow your nose with excessive pressure
  • Avoid sneezing with your mouth closed
  • Use earplugs while traveling through plane
Why Pristyn Care?
  • Assistance with insurance claim
  • Free follow-ups after the surgery
  • No cost EMI
  • Safest surgical procedure
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Tympanoplasty Treatment - Diagnosis and Procedure

Diagnosis of hearing loss

Before selecting a treatment for hearing loss, a proper diagnosis is necessary to determine the cause and severity of the ear problem. Common diagnostic tests that are performed to diagnose hearing problems are:

  • Physical examination: Your doctor will physically examine the ear canal with a light to look for possible causes such as earwax accumulation, inflammation from an infection, structural issues, etc. Your doctor may also perform a whisper test. The doctor will cover one ear to see how well you hear words and other sounds at different volumes. There are also some mobile apps that help perform these hearing tests.
  • Tuning fork tests: A tuning fork can be used to detect hearing loss and determine where the damage is present in the ear. 
  • Audiometer tests: Audiometer tests are performed to determine what is the quietest sound you can hear. 

Surgery for hearing loss

There are mainly four types of ear surgeries to correct hearing loss:

  • Myringoplasty: A myringoplasty is performed to repair a hole in the eardrum by replacing the tympanic membrane with a graft membrane from somewhere else in the body.
  • Ossiculoplasty: Ossiculoplasty is the reconstruction of the middle ear ossicular chain which has been disrupted or destroyed to restore the transfer of sound/vibrations through the middle ear.
  • Tympanoplasty: Tympanoplasty is performed to repair a ruptured eardrum to improve hearing or stop recurring ear infections.
  • Mastoidectomy: A mastoidectomy is a surgery for reshaping/restructuring the mastoid bone to remove diseased cells or to treat hearing loss.

Once you have been diagnosed, your surgeon will help you prepare for your surgery. Ear surgery can be performed endoscopically or openly. Generally, after endoscopic surgery, there is a small, barely noticeable scar in front of behind the ear. The surgeon will perform the required corrections and then close the incision with small sutures. 

Why Pristyn Care?

Delivering Seamless Surgical Experience in India

01.

Pristyn Care is COVID-19 safe

Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

02.

Assisted Surgery Experience

A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

03.

Medical Expertise With Technology

Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

04.

Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the common hearing problems?

The most common reasons behind hearing problems that can lead to permanent hearing loss are damage/dysfunction of the eustachian tube, recurring ear infections, tympanic membrane perforation, cholesteatoma, etc.

Is tympanoplasty painful?

Tympanoplasty can be performed under either general or local anesthesia and is entirely painless. There may be mild pain and discomfort for the first 24 hours after the surgery. This pain may last for an entire week in severe cases.

Can hearing problems recur after tympanoplasty?

No. Generally, hearing problems do not recur after a tympanoplasty. However, in rare cases, the patient may experience some loss of hearing if there is extensive scarring in the tissues surrounding the tympanum.

Is tympanoplasty covered under health insurance?

Yes, like most other ENT procedures, tympanoplasty is covered by most major insurance providers. If you have any doubts regarding the terms of your insurance policy, you can contact your insurance provider for further details or get in touch with the insurance team at Pristyn Care.

What is the cost of tympanoplasty for treatment of hearing loss at Prsityn Care?

The cost of tympanoplasty in Chandigarh ranges from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 60,000 at Pristyn Care. This cost range encompasses the entire cost of the treatment from diagnosis to recovery. However, it may vary if the patient requires extra care due to postoperative complications, comorbidities, etc.

Can tympanoplasty affect the sense of taste?

A slight alteration in taste is common for some time after tympanoplasty surgery. Normally, it resolves itself after some time but in rare cases, it can be permanent if there is any damage to the chorda tympani nerve (CTN).

What are the complications associated with tympanoplasty?

Complications associated with tympanoplasty surgery are:

  • Failure of the graft
  • Complete hearing loss
  • Nerve damage, leading to facial paralysis
  • Tinnitus (ringing noise in the ear)
What are the benefits of a tympanoplasty?

Benefits of a tympanoplasty include:

  • It prevents permanent loss of hearing
  • It returns hearing back to normal
  • It prevents recurring ear infections
  • It prevents chronic tinnitus and headaches
What happens if a ruptured eardrum is not surgically treated?

A small rupture in the eardrum heals on its own without the need for surgical intervention. However, in case of a large tear, the eardrum does not fix itself and needs to be surgically corrected. If surgery is not provided, it makes the patient more vulnerable to recurrent ear infections and permanent hearing loss.

How long does it take to recover from tympanoplasty?

Complete recovery after a tympanoplasty takes 2-3 months. The stitches are removed about a week after the surgery, and you can return to your usual activities within 2 weeks of the surgery. However, you may experience slight tinnitus and muffled hearing for a while.

After the surgery, you should avoid the following to improve recovery:

  • Sneezing very hard
  • Swimming or diving
  • Lifting weights or strenuous physical activities
  • Being hit in the head
  • Playing a musical instrument like (trumpet, clarinet, trombone, saxophone, etc.) that requires blowing
  • Air travel
  • Showers
  • Sudden/jerking head motions
  • Blowing nose too hard

You should avoid any strain or pressure in the region to ensure there are no problems during your recovery period.

How to improve recovery after tympanoplasty?

At home, you can follow the given tips to improve your recovery after a tympanoplasty:

  • There may be a little bleeding and drainage from the ear after the surgery. It is normal but if there is too much bleeding or pus drainage, contact your ENT doctor immediately.
  • You can remove the dressing 24 hours after the surgery. However, if you want, you can put a clean dressing on the surgical area while sleeping.
  • Apply an antibiotic ointment on the incision to prevent infections. Visit your ENT surgeon about a week after the surgery for suture removal and to make sure there are no complications.
  • Keep your ear dry. Do not shower or wash your hair for about 3-6 days after the surgery. If you have to wash your hair, use earplugs or cotton balls dipped in vaseline to prevent the incision from getting wet.
  • Take your medicines as prescribed.

Why consult at Pristyn Care for tympanoplasty in Chandigarh?

Pristyn Care is associated with the best ENT hospitals in Chandigarh. Additionally, it has a dedicated team of expert and experienced ENT specialists with 10+ years of experience working hard to provide successful treatment to all patients. Some other benefits that we provide to our patients are-

  • We offer immediate appointments to our patients at their earliest convenience. As soon as you connect with us, our care coordinators will reach out to you and book an appointment for you with the best ENT specialists near you.
  • From consultation to recovery, you will be in contact with a dedicated care coordinator who will help you arrange your appointment, documentation, hospital admission, etc., to ensure a seamless treatment journey.
  • We provide qualitative and affordable treatment to our patients. Our insurance team will also help you understand your insurance policy and file an insurance claim at the earliest.
  • We provide all patients complimentary cab and meal services on the day of the surgery.
  • To ensure there are no postoperative complications, we provide our patients free follow-up in the week following the surgery.
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  • Divya Malhotra

    Treatment: Tympanoplasty

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    I am a grateful patient from Pristyn Care, and I would recommend Pristyn Care for ENT surgeries to everyone in Chandigarh. They have advanced hospitals and great doctors.

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