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Dr. Bhagwat Chaudhary

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
45 years experience overall
1500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Prashant Pawar

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
14 years experience overall
2000 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Anil J. Karadkar

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
38 years experience overall
1500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Narayan Jayashankar

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
29 years experience overall

Dr. Nirav Chheda

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
22 years experience overall

Dr. Manohar Shaan

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
32 years experience overall
1200 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Divya Prabhat

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
38 years experience overall
2700 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Juthika Sheode

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
44 years experience overall
2000 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Agneesh Patial

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
20 years experience overall
FAQs on Myringotomy Surgery

Dr. Amol Patil

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
19 years experience overall


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Myringotomy in Mumbai

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Myringotomy?

The insertion of small tubes into the eardrum of an individual to drain out excess of fluid accumulated within the middle ear is Myringotomy. Accumulation of fluid in the ear can occur during conditions like acute otitis media (ear infections), high altitudes (Adults), underdeveloped Eustachian tubes, etc.

What are the types of Myringotomy?

  1. Unilateral [Draining of excess fluid from only one ear]
  2. Bilateral [Draining of excess fluid from both the ears]

What are the advantages of Myringotomy?

The following are the advantages of Myringotomy:

  1. Improve and aids in hearing
  2. Restore hearing function caused due to fluid build-up

What are the indications of Myringotomy?

Myringotomy is indicated in the following conditions:

  1. Ear canal infections
  2. Hearing difficulty due to fluid build-up
  3. Treatment of ear infections which are non-responsive to medicines
  4. Fluid sample collection for further diagnostic tests

What are the steps involved in Myringotomy?

The steps involved in Myringotomy are as follows:

  1. The doctor will evaluate the ear completely and would clear the ear canal form any debris.
  2. General anesthetic would be given for younger children and with the help of a sterile scalpel or needle, a hole is made near to the base of the eardrum.
  3. The accumulated fluid will be allowed to drain or removed through suction.
  4. Once the fluid is removed, the doctor will place a small metal or a plastic tube in the eardrum until the infection or the pressure build-up subsides.
  5. A piece of cotton would be placed inside the ear canal to collect the drained fluid.
  6. The inserted tube would fall off on its own or might be removed by the doctor 12-18 months after the procedure.

Who can perform Myringotomy [Right specialist type for Myringotomy]?

Myringotomy can be performed by: 

  1. Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
  2. Otorhinolaryngologist

What is the cost of Myringotomy?

Cost of Myringotomy depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. The medical condition of the patient
  5. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  6. Type of Hospital

Minimum cost for Myringotomy in Mumbai starts from Rs. 27,500

Average expenses for Myringotomy in Mumbai is approximately Rs. 33,000

Maximum amount to be paid for Myringotomy in Mumbai rises up to Rs. 66,000

Is Myringotomy a major Procedure or minor Procedure?

Myringotomy is a minor procedure as it makes a small cut on either one or both the eardrums of an individual to relieve or drain the fluid accumulated in the middle ear.

What are the risks and complications associated with Myringotomy?

Few risks and complications of Myringotomy are:

  1. Recurrent ear infections
  2. Damage to the middle ear
  3. Decreased or muffled hearing
  4. Temporary or permanent hearing loss

How long does it take to complete Myringotomy?

Myringotomy will take around 30-60 minutes to complete.

What is the recovery time?

Individuals who undergo Myringotomy may take 2-3 weeks to recover completely.

What is the success rate of Myringotomy?

The success rate of Myringotomy depends on the following factors: 

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Experience of the doctor or surgeon

However, the success rate of Myringotomy maybe 70-90%.

Is Myringotomy Permanent?

Myringotomy is a temporary procedure as the myringotomy tubes fall out on their own or will be removed after 6-18 months of completion of the procedure.

What are the long-term results of Myringotomy?

Long-term results of Myringotomy are:

  1. Decreased chances of ear infections
  2. Improved hearing
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