Eardrum Repair (Myringoplasty)
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An eardrum perforation can be repaired through a procedure called myringoplasty, which is carried out by our surgeon, Operator Doctor Nazlı EKŞİ, and her team of experienced doctors. It can help you avoid infections and improve your hearing in some cases.
Trauma or an infection in your middle ear can rupture your eardrum, resulting in a perforated eardrum. This issue can lead to recurrent ear infections as well as a loss of hearing. Myringoplasty is usually done under general anaesthesia, but it can also be done under local anaesthesia, and it takes about an hour to an hour and a half. A piece of tissue called a graft is used to close the hole in this operation, where you can rely on the experience of Operator Doctor Nazlı EKŞİ. Under your ear canal or through a small incision in front or behind your ear, surgery can be performed. The eardrum is usually removed, placed under the graft, supported with a melting sponge, and your eardrum is replaced in this area, where our surgeon, Operator Doctor Nazlı EKŞİ, and her team have performed many successful operations for many years.
Eardrum repair can help you hear better and prevent recurrent middle ear infections. However, the likelihood of this surgery affecting one's hearing varies from person to person. After the examination, our surgeon, Operator Doctor Nazlı EKŞİ, will analyse the operation's effects and will inform you based on this analysis.
The surgical procedure and its aftermath are concepts that, as with any operation, can vary. During and after the operation, Operator Doctor Nazlı EKŞİ and her team will provide you with all necessary information. However, depending on your job, you should be able to go home the day of your procedure and return to work in about two weeks. It is strongly advised that you have someone drive you home and accompany you for the first 24 hours. The procedure is usually painless, but if you experience any discomfort, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever. After surgery, you should avoid getting your ear wet. Putting petroleum jelly-coated cotton in your ear while showering or bathing is a good idea. Doctor Nazlı EKŞİ and her team will schedule a follow-up appointment to check the graft about two or three weeks after your surgery.