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  1. Myringotomy is done in the anteroinferior quadrant of the tympanic membrane as it helps avoid delicate structures around the eardrum such as middle ear ossicles, ligaments, facial nerve, etc. This helps the surgeon conclude the surgery without any additional damage to the tissues surrounding the tympanum. If you have an ear infection or hearing loss problems, you can consult an ENT specialist free by clicking here.

  1. Yes, most children can fly after a myringotomy/tympanostomy without any fear of eardrum rupture or tube dislodgement. However, each individual case is different and it is best to get approval from your ENT surgeon before flying. If you have an ear infection or hearing loss problems, you can consult an ENT specialist free by clicking here.

  1. Generally, myringotomy is only performed for inner and middle ear infections. However, if the source of the sinus infections is an ear infection, then a myringotomy may help heal the sinus blockage. If you have an ear infection or hearing loss problems, you can consult an ENT specialist free by clicking here.

  1. Contrary to your expectations, your hearing will not be better immediately after the surgery. You may feel dizzy for about 12-18 hours after the procedure due to the anesthesia, along with some discharge from the ear. Your hearing will recover over the next few days, and complete recovery will take at least 4 weeks. If you have an ear infection or hearing loss problems, you can consult an ENT specialist free by clicking here.

  1. No, the surgery is performed under anesthesia and is not associated with too much discomfort. Moreover, there is minimal discomfort after the surgery that can be easily managed through medications. If you have an ear infection or hearing loss problems, you can consult an ENT specialist free by clicking here.

  1. A myringotomy is a procedure to treat chronic ear infections by draining the fluids trapped in the inner ear by creating a small cut in the eardrum. A tympanostomy, on the other hand, is a companion procedure for myringotomy in which the surgeon inserts a small tube in the ear canal through the eardrum to let fluid drain over a period of time. It is usually performed when the patient has a severe infection and there is a chance he may need drainage again. If you have an ear infection or hearing loss problems, you can consult an ENT specialist free by cliRead more

  1. No. Depending on the reason for the conductive hearing loss and the severity of the condition, the treatment plan would be different. Generally, stapedectomy is the ideal treatment only for patients with damage to the stapes due to a condition called otosclerosis. If you have an ear infection or hearing loss problems, you can consult an ENT specialist free by clicking here.

  1. There is very little rest time required after stapedectomy and most patients can resume light activity and rejoin work within 2-4 days of the procedure. However, for strenuous activities like running, weightlifting, etc., patients have to wait at least 3-4 weeks. If you have an ear infection or hearing loss problems, you can consult an ENT specialist free by clicking here.

  1. Yes, most insurance policies cover stapedectomy surgery as it is performed only for medically-necessary cases. Stapes infection and degeneration can lead to ear conductivity issues, resulting in permanent loss of hearing, if not treated properly in time. However, if you are unsure about the extent and coverage of your health insurance policy, you should reach out to your insurance provider. If you have an ear infection or hearing loss problems, you can consult an ENT specialist free by clicking here.

  1. Stapedectomy is not a painful surgery as it is performed under anesthesia. Even after the surgery, you will only have very mild discomfort that will abate within a few days. If you have an ear infection or hearing loss problems, you can consult an ENT specialist free by clicking here.