Microear surgery

Ear problems are rampant today - be it infection, hearing loss, blocked ears, discharge from ears or other problems and age is no bar. Infants as young as one month old or the elderly as old as 90 years can all fall prey to ear problems.

Ear surgeries are commonly performed to treat conductive hearing loss, persistent ear infections, unhealed and perforated eardrums, congenital ear defects, and tumors. Ear surgery can be performed on children and adults both. In some cases, surgery is the only treatment, in others, it is used only when more conservative medical treatment fails.

Most ear surgeries are microsurgery, performed with an operating microscope to enable the surgeon to view the very small structures of the ear. Common types of ear surgeries are tympanoplasty, and repair a perforated eardrum.

Certain cosmetic ear surgeries are also performed like otoplasty. Otoplasty, is typically performed to set prominent ears back closer to the head, or to reduce the size of large ears. The problem is most often related to a flat cartilage of the outer ear, or to a prominent cartilage cup. In both cases, the cartilage will be moulded into a new and more desirable form.