A myringoplasty is a surgical operation to repair damage to your ear drum. Your doctor may recommend the myringoplasty procedure if you develop a perforation in your ear drum as a result of infection. A perforated ear drum requires surgical intervention as it can lead to repeated ear infections and poorer hearing.
Ear infection can be avoided by keeping your ear clean through regular bathing. If you do contract an ear infection, your doctor may initially recommend antibiotic treatment. If the infection is persistent and surgery is required, the myringoplasty procedure should reduce the risk of repeated infections and improve hearing. The myringoplasty procedure is a surgical operation that takes roughly an hour to 90 minutes to perform. Usually your surgeon will put you under general anaesthetic, although local anaesthetic options are available. Your surgeon will take a piece of skin from around your ear and place it over the perforation.
Patients who undergo the myringoplasty procedure should be able to return home the same day. If a head bandage has been applied it should be removed the following day. Your surgeon will tell you when you will be able to return to normal activities and patients are usually able to return to work after 2 weeks.
Regular exercise should help reduce recovery time as far as possible. Before beginning an exercise regime consult your medical team for advice.
Children and Young People
We have specialist ENT Consultant Surgeons qualified and experienced in treating our younger patients. Please contact us to find out more.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon for an initial consultation, usually within 48 hours. Myringoplasty treatment is available at One Ashford Hospital in Kent and One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Myringoplasty treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
Contact us and find out more
Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Myringoplasty or to book an initial consultation.
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