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Small perforations of the eardrum can be repaired by a limited ear procedure. Under brief anesthesia, a small piece of fat is obtained from behind the earlobe. This is then used to seal small perforations of the eardrum. Surgery takes approximately 15 minutes, with most patients ready to leave within 2 hours after arrival. There is no pain after this procedure.

After Surgery

There are no restrictions on activity. Any sutures used are absorbable and do not need removal. A follow-up exam is recommended 6 weeks after the procedure with an ENT specialist.

For more information about repairing eardrum perforations, contact Northwest ENT Surgery Center at (877) 959-5087.

Office Updates:Northwest ENT is abiding closely by CDC guidelines in reference to the Coronavirus.

For your protection, the following is being requested:

  • If you feel sick in any way, please call to reschedule your appointment or utilize our telemedicine option.
  • At your appointment you will be screened and your temperature taken.
  • Please bring your own personal cloth mask for your protection.
  • Be prepared to wait in your personal vehicle while we prepare a disinfected exam room for you.
  • 1 visitor per patient is allowed. Children are an exception.