What is Tympanoplasty?

Tympanoplasty is the surgical repair of a hole or perforation in the eardrum. In this procedure, the surgeon uses a patch to cover and fill the hole that is not healing itself. The surgery is done through an incision at the back of the ear or directly through the ear canal. A tissue graft is used as the patch to connect the ends of the eardrum and to fix the membrane to improve hearing. If you want to learn more about the procedure, get in touch with our ENT specialists in Delhi today.

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When you come for a consultation with an ENT specialist at our clinic, there will be no waiting time and you can meet the doctor right at the time of appointment. The doctor will begin with a general examination and will look into your ear with the use of an instrument known as an “otoscope” to look inside the ear and check if the eardrum is torn or ruptured. Your doctor will also test your hearing and would also be interested to know about your symptoms, their severity, since when have you been having those, etc. If the doctor suspects that you have a perforated eardrum, you will be suggested the right treatment for your condition.
Treatment for perforated eardrums will mainly depend on the severity. If the hole in the ear is small, the ENT doctor may want to give it some time to heal on its own, and may prescribe you antibiotics to prevent infection while the perforated eardrum heals. While doing so, you will be advised to keep water out of your injured ear, and avoid blowing your nose too hard as doing so can cause pressure changes in the ear and interrupt the healing. If the eardrum does not heal with medications and following precautions for about 2 months, your ENT doctor may recommend you to undergo surgery for eardrum hole repair, known as the tympanoplasty. Tympanoplasty or eardrum hole repair surgery is not a very invasive surgery and is performed on an outpatient basis. In this surgery, the ENT doctor uses tissue from another part of the body (usually from the back of the ear) to patch (or fix) the eardrum. The procedure is performed under the influence of anesthesia, local or general, depending on the patient’s preference. Tympanoplasty surgery is covered by most corporate and private health insurances and has a success rate as high as 100%.
  • Failure of the graft
  • Damage to the facial nerve
  • Permanent or temporary loss of taste or taste disturbance
  • Prolonged dizziness
  • Incomplete healing of the hole in the eardrum
  • Moderate or severe hearing loss
  • Partial or complete facial paralysis
  • Tinnitus or ringing sound
  • Cholesteatoma, abnormal skin growth behind the eardrum
  • Take all your prescribed medications on time
  • Get proper rest and limit your activities for the first 7 to 10 days after the surgery.
  • Return to daily activities when you are able to sleep well, eat a regular diet, and no longer need pain medications.
  • Do not strain your nose for 5 to 7 days. If you have to sneeze or cough, do so with your mouth open.
  • Avoid blowing your nose for 2 weeks after surgery.
  • Take pain medications prescribed by the doctor to get relief from the discomfort.
  • Take antibiotic medicines without any failure.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment to the incision 2 times a day.
  • Remove dressing after 24 hours of surgery.
  • Keep your ears dry and avoid washing your hair every day. When you are taking a bath, keep your ears covered or use a petroleum jelly-covered cotton plug/bud to prevent water from entering your ears.
  • There will be some blood-tinged discharge from the ear after a few days of surgery. It is common but if the bleeding persists or the discharge becomes discolored or has a foul odor, contact the doctor immediately.
  • Visit the doctor timely for follow-up appointments.

Frequently Asked Question

The duration of the tympanoplasty procedure is approximately 60 to 90 minutes.

It usually takes 10 to 15 days for your eardrum to heal and recover after the surgery. Your ENT doctor will advise on how you should look after your ear after surgery and what activities to restrict during the recovery phase. You will be asked to return for a follow-up consultation appointment with the ENT doctor to make sure everything is on track. If you are looking for the best ENT doctor for eardrum hole repair treatment in Delhi , you are at the right place. Reach out to us to make your appointment with our best ENT doctors for ear surgery in Delhi.
The expense of your eardrum surgery in Delhi can range from INR 40,000 to INR 70,000. The surgery costs will depend on - - The type of anesthesia used for your surgery - The hospital or clinic chosen for the surgery - The general fee of the surgeon If you have medical insurance, you would be relieved to know that your eardrum surgery from us will be covered under your health insurance. We accept most health insurances in India. To know if your tympanoplasty in Delhi would be covered by your health insurance, reach out to our team.
Most cases of eardrum hole or damage will heal on its own in a few weeks without surgical treatment. Eardrum repair surgery will be required if the eardrum does not heal on its own in a few weeks, or if the extent of the damage or hole requires further treatment.
- Ringing in the ear (tinnitus) - Spinning sensation (vertigo) - Hearing loss - Pain in the ear that may subside quickly - Mucus like pus-filled or bloody discharge from the ear - Nausea or vomiting due to vertigo If you have signs of a perforated eardrum, get it checked by our ENT specialists in Delhi.

Eardrum perforations can be caused by infections, injury in the ear, or in an accident, and can affect the individual’s hearing ability or make him or her more prone to recurring ear infections. 

ENT Specialist houses some of the most experienced and renowned ENT doctors in Delhi. We are pleased to offer the most advanced tympanoplasty surgery in Delhi to repair a patient’s perforated eardrums to preclude ear infections and improve hearing. Our ENT specialists have performed tympanoplasty for several patients who have a hole in the eardrum due to an infection, injury, or trauma. 

Reasons for tympanoplasty

  • Repair the perforated eardrum
  • Restore normal hearing 
  • Prevent recurrent middle ear occurring due to chronic ear perforation

Consult with Highly Experienced ENT Surgeons in Delhi

People decide to consult an ENT surgeon to undergo tympanoplasty for treatment of perforation or hole in the eardrums. Perforation in the eardrums is a disorder that should not be left untreated as it can lead to permanent hearing loss. You can get in touch with us and consult our certified and trained ENT doctors in Delhi. Our doctors have more than 8 years of experience in the field and specialize in performing tympanoplasty and other ENT procedures. 

The doctors will diagnose you thoroughly and determine if there are any risks associated with the procedure. They do their best to ensure that the surgical treatment has minimal side effects. They will repair the eardrum and get rid of the root cause that led to perforation in the first place. 

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If you need to undergo eardrum repair surgery or tympanoplasty, get in touch with us. Our ENT specialists in Delhi will help you to resolve the problem in the most optimal way. You can consult with our doctors and get specialized treatment under their care. 

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