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Tympanostomy (Ear Tubes)

A tympanostomy involves the insertion of small tubes into the eardrum in order to allow fluid to drain from the middle ear – as well as to allow air to circulate through the middle ear.
local or general anesthesia may be used

  • Surgical instruments are inserted alongside the endoscope
  • Surgeon may remove small pieces of bone, polyps or other material that is blocking the sinus openings
  • In some cases, a laser may be used to burn away tissue that is blocking the sinus openings