Surgeries We Perform

Ear Drum Repair or Tympanoplasy

Often times, children have perforations in their eardrums secondary to infection or replacement of PE tubes. It is not uncommon to have to have a surgical procedure to close the small holes in the eardrum that can arise from various reasons. At the Pediatric Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic, this procedure is performed under general anesthesia usually with masked anesthesia alone and typically takes less than 15 minutes to perform. Parents are often in the room during the intubation of anesthesia and the procedure is typically relatively painless and the patient is usually discharged 30 minutes after they have awoke.

If you suspect your child has a hearing loss or your child has a perforation in the eardrum, please contact the Pediatric Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic for an evaluation and consultation.