Surgical Treatments

Surgery is an important decision for both the physician and patient to make together. Information and education are the best means to address each individual decision. The Ear Institute of Texas physicians perform many different types of ear surgeries. Knowing that each patient and surgery is different, we take the time to listen and evaluate all the options. If and when surgical treatment is the best option, our approach is to maximize the patient’s benefits and minimize the risks involved.

Minimally Invasive MicroWick Treatment

The ideal surgical treatment should be minimally invasive, require no more than local anesthesia, and have low chances of side effects, such as hearing loss. In response to these goals, a minimally...

Endolymphatic Sac Surgery

A surgical treatment for Meniere’s disease which is nondestructive to hearing and balance includes the endolymphatic sac procedures. The goal of these procedures is to relieve inner ear fluid pressure. The benefits...

Labyrinthectomy

When hearing is poor and not worth saving, labyrinthectomy is a recommended treatment for controlling vertigo. The procedure involves removal of the inner ear membranes, once again to keep the abnormal inputs from the diseased...

Vestibular Neurectomy

If disabling vertigo persists in Meniere’s disease despite one or more treatments with Gentamicin perfusion of the inner ear, other more aggressive surgical alternatives exist. If hearing is still at a useful level,...

SURGICAL TREATMENT OF OTOSCLEROSIS
Medical Treatment

There is no local treatment (ear drops) to the ear itself or any other medication that will improve the hearing in persons with otosclerosis. In some cases, medication (sodium...

Medical Treatment of Chronic Otitis Media/Infection

Medical treatment, principally consisting of eardrops, powders, and irrigators, will frequently stop ear drainage. In addition, careful cleaning of the canal in the office by a physician is...

An acoustic tumor (sometimes termed a neuroma or schwannoma) is a benign (non-cancerous) tissue growth that arises on the eighth cranial nerve. Properly, it is referred to as a vestibular schwannoma. These tumors generally cause one or more of the...

SURGICAL TREATMENT OF DIZZINESS AND MENIERE'S DISEASE

Meniere’s disease is a prominent cause of recurrent dizziness attributed to the inner ear. For those patients who suffer from the disease, the symptoms can be life altering and...

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