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Tympanoplasty Ear Surgery in Corpus Christi, TX

If your eardrum is damaged we can help. A tympanoplasty can significantly improve hearing and prevent recurrent ear infections in cases where the eardrum is damaged or perforated. If you or someone you know is considering a tympanoplasty, give us a call!

What is a Tympanoplasty?

A tympanoplasty is a surgical procedure performed on the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the middle ear. It is done to repair a perforated or damaged eardrum and restore its normal function. The eardrum plays a crucial role in hearing by transmitting sound vibrations from the outer ear to the middle ear, where the bones of the middle ear amplify and transmit these vibrations to the inner ear. 

What to Expect During a Tympanoplasty Surgery

During a tympanoplasty, we will typically make an incision behind the ear or within the ear canal to access the middle ear. The procedure involves:

  • Repairing the Eardrum: If there is a hole, tear, or perforation in the eardrum, we will carefully repair it using graft material, often taken from the patient’s own tissues or from a synthetic material.
  • Addressing Middle Ear Problems: If there are any issues with the small bones of the middle ear (ossicles), such as damage or immobilization, we may also correct these problems during the procedure.
  • Restoring Hearing: The primary goal of a tympanoplasty is to improve or restore hearing that might have been affected due to the damaged eardrum. By repairing the eardrum, sound vibrations can once again be properly transmitted to the middle and inner ear, resulting in improved hearing.

Tympanoplasty can be done on an outpatient basis, meaning patients can often go home on the same day as the surgery. Recovery is pretty simple and may involve avoiding water contact with the ear for several weeks.

Corpus Christi ENT Sinus & Allergy

Corpus Christi, TX

5641 Esplanade Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Call: 361-320-6130

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