Chronic ear infections often result in eardrum perforations and can lead to the formation of cholesteatomas (skin cysts trapped behind the eardrum). This, in turn, can lead to chronic drainage from the ear and hearing loss.
At Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England LLC, our physicians have a great deal of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic ear disease. Both medical and surgical modalities are used in the treatment of this difficult problem. Our range of surgical expertise includes:
- Placement of tympanostomy tubes
- Tympanoplasty (partial or complete reconstruction of the eardrum)
- Ossiculoplasty (reconstruction of the tiny bones of hearing)
- Removal of cholesteatomas