Tympanoplasty: Tympanoplasty is a surgical technique to repair a defect in the ear drum with the placement of a graft, either medial or lateral to the ear drum. The aim of this operation is to prevent repeated ear infections and if repair certain types of hearing losses. With the perfect diagnosis from your ent specalist you can gain your hearing back. With the availability of modern equipment and state-of-the-art facilities, our staff will extend you the best service.
An ossiculoplasty is an operation to help improve hearing in those patients where hearing loss is due to damage to the ossicles (tiny hearing bones) following chronic ear infection. In this operation we may either use your own residual ossicle or an artificial ossicle to achieve the desired result using a Partial Ossicular Reconstruction Prosthesis (PORP) is done when the stapes superstructure is intact. When the stapes superstructure is not present, and the footplate is mobile then Ossiculoplasty with Total Ossicular Reconstruction Prosthesis (TORP) is needed.
A mastoidectomy is done to clear disease from mastoid air cells i.e chronic otitis media with and without cholesteatoma, mastoiditis, destruction of mastoid air cells. There are two types of mastoidectomy 1.Canal wall up mastoidectomy 2.Canal wall down mastiodectomy
1. canal wall up mastoidectomy posterior canal and superior canal wall of external ear which divide ear and mastoid air cell system is preserved and disease from mastoid and middle ear is cleared.
2. canal wall down mastoidectomy posterior canal and superior canal wall of external ear which divide ear and mastoid air cell system is removed and disease from mastoid and middle ear is cleared, meatoplasty done.
Your ENT specialist may need to do any kind of this depending on disease causing destruction of mastoid air cell system and adjacent area ,if this happens. This can cause hearing loss. You can expect some hearing distress from both these procedure. But these days the expert Ear Surgeon can reconstruct the defects and hearing caused by the disease or the surgery at the same time as the primary operation