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Tympanoplasty (Ear Drum Repair)

This procedure involves reconstructing the eardrum under general anesthesia. The eardrum is reconstructed using a graft from under the skin.

Surgery takes approximately 2 hours, with most patients ready to leave 3 to 4 hours after arrival. Pain is relatively mild (Pain Score: 1/10 for the first 3 days), and resolves quickly.

After Surgery

Patients may resume normal activity after one day. There are no other restrictions. Any sutures used are absorbable and do not need removal. Hearing gradually improves over several weeks.

Out of town patients are cleared for travel the next day. Follow-up with an ENT specialist is necessary 6 to 9 weeks after surgery with a hearing test.

For more information, 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.