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Corpus Christi Otology Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation

Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation for chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction

Dr. Weiss specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the ears. As an experienced and skilled ENT surgeon Dr. Weiss offers state of the art minimally invasive eustachian tube balloon dilation for chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction or ETD.

What is Eustachian tube dysfunction?

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is the failure of the Eustachian tube (a passage that leads to your middle ear) to open and/or close properly. The Eustachian tube may be narrowed or clogged.

Common signs and symptoms associated with persistent ETD include:

  • Chronic pressure in the ears
  • Pain in the ears
  • A clogged or “underwater” feeling
  • Loud hearing of your own voice (autophony)
  • Crackling or popping sounds in the ears
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Muffled hearing


Anatomy of the EarEustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System is the only balloon dilation system specifically designed to dilate the Eustachian tubes for patients with persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). First of its kind, safe, and minimally invasive treatment.

How Does it Work?

During the procedure, the ACCLARENT AERA® system dilates (opens up) your Eustachian tube through use of a small balloon.

  • The balloon is guided through your nose and into your Eustachian tube
  • Once in place, it is inflated to open up or widen your Eustachian tube to relieve any pressure imbalance or blockage that could be causing you discomfort
  • After your Eustachian tube has been widened, the balloon is deflated and removed from your Eustachian tube

The procedure is outpatient, short recovery time, perserves natural anatomy, minimally invasive, and no cuts or insicions required.

If you persistantly experience any ear pressure, ear pain, or clogged ears please contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Weiss.

Learn more about ACCLARENT AERA® Procedure

American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck
American Acedemy of Otolayrngic Allergy
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Nueces County Medical Society