Ear Tubes (cont.)
John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- What is the purpose of ear tubes?
- What are risks and complications of ear tubes?
- What happens before surgery?
- What to do the day of surgery?
- What happens during surgery?
- What happens after surgery?
- What are the general instructions and follow-up care?
- Ear Tubes At A Glance
- Find a local Ear, Nose, & Throat Doctor in your town
Ear Tubes At A Glance
- Recurrent ear infections may require insertion of ear tubes.
- Ear tube placement involves a tiny incision in the ear drum.
- It is helpful to understand what to expect before,
during, and after surgery.
- Ear tubes can have complications, it is important to follow of the doctor's directions following surgery.
References: www.kidshealth.org, "Ear Infections." www.entnet.org, "Ear Tube." www.webmd.com, "Tubes for ear infections."
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2008
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