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Myringotomy and Ear Tubes

Does your child suffer from chronic ear issues including multiple ear infections? Have they had a middle ear infection that’s caused hearing loss or speech delay? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat specialist.

Most pediatric ENT problems can be remedied with medicines or allergy treatments and do not require surgery.  We are experts in both non-surgical and surgical pediatric ENT treatments. However, when a problem does require surgery, we have the experience to address your child’s condition, while ensuring comfort and safety.

When does my child need Ear Tubes?

An ear infection is when fluid gathers in the middle ear. Some infections may not respond well to antibiotics and sometimes fluid remains in the middle ear even after the infection is gone and this may require a myringotomy and placement of ear tubes.

Myringotomy is a common surgery in which is a tiny incision is made in the eardrum. Typically Ear Tubes are then surgically placed to allow the buildup of fluid to escape the middle ear. Approximately one million children have the surgery annually. The surgery typically takes 10-15 minutes and the outcomes are noticeably reduced fluid build-up, decreased pain and improved hearing and speech.

Specialized Pediatric ENT Expertise.

Our Board Certified physicians have received specialized training in the unique care of pediatric ear, nose, throat, allergy and asthma conditions.  Since 1999, we have focused on caring for pediatric patients as part of our core mission.