Tympanoplasty Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Tympanoplasty to foreign patients.
Xanit Hospital Internacional Contact Xanit Hospital Internacional
Private Hospital, Spain
Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.
Prices
Tympanoplastyupon request
Hygeia Hospital Contact Hygeia Hospital
Hygeia Hospital, Greece
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.
Prices
Tympanoplastyupon request
Liv Hospital Contact Liv Hospital
Private Hospital, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The first in a brand new chain of ultra-modern hospitals, opened in January 2013, LIV hospital focuses on foreign patients, and tries to provide a complete and comprehensive service by a dedicated international team.
Prices
Tympanoplastyupon request
IDCSalud Hospital General de Catalunya Contact IDCSalud Hospital General de Catalunya
Hospital, Spain
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A large private hospital, part of the IDCSalud group of hospitals, with over 300 physicians. This is a general tertiary hospital that provides medical services in virtually all medical specialties.
Prices
Tympanoplastyupon request
Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital Contact Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital
Private Hospital, Spain
A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.
Prices
Tympanoplastyupon request
Sevenhills Hospital Contact Sevenhills Hospital
Private Hospital, India
Prices
Tympanoplastyupon request
Listed ENT specialists:
Dr. Ashwini Kumar Mehta
Dr. Ashwini Kumar Mehta
Consultant in ENT
Dr. Sangeet Poddar
Dr. Sangeet Poddar
Consultant in ENT
Global Hospitals Chennai Contact Global Hospitals Chennai
Private Hospital, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.
Prices
Tympanoplastyupon request
Fortis Malar Hospital Contact Fortis Malar Hospital
Private Hospital, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
One of the largest private hospitals in Chennai, containining five specialty centres: Heart Institute, Institute for Renal Sciences, Specialty Centre for Joints, OBG and Gynecology centre and a Diabetes centre.
Prices
Tympanoplastyupon request
Listed ENT specialist:
Hospital Universitario Austral Contact Hospital Universitario Austral
Private Hospital, Argentina
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc
Prices
Tympanoplastyupon request
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Contact Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.
Prices
Tympanoplastyupon request
11 listed ENT specialists:view all >
Dr. Suchitra Prasansuk
Dr. Suchitra Prasansuk
ENT Professor
Dr. Apinan Na Nakorn
Dr. Apinan Na Nakorn
Hearing, Speech, Balance Tinnitus
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About Tympanoplasty

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Tympanoplasty?
Tympanoplasty, also known as eardrum repair, is a surgical procedure that repairs the perforated eardrum, named tympanic membrane. Tympanoplasty aids in restoring normal hearing that may have been damaged due to chronic infection or injury to the eardrum.

Depending on the requirement, tympanoplasty may also involve ossiculoplasty (reconstructing the bones located at the back of the tympanic membrane).

What are the different types of Tympanoplasty?
  • Type I Tympanoplasty
    This procedure is named myringoplasty, and involves repairing only the perforated eardrum by grafting.
  • Type II Tympanoplasty
    This procedure involves repairing the perforated tympanic membrane that has malleus erosion with grafting on top of the incus or remnants of the malleus.
  • Type III Tympanoplasty
    Involves destroying two ossicles by keeping the states undamaged and movable. Grafting is done on top of the stapes to provide protection.
  • Type IV Tympanoplasty
    This procedure involves ossicular destruction along with partial or complete stapes arch. Grafting is done on top of or around a movable footplate of the stapes.
  • Type V Tympanoplasty
    This is performed when the footplate of the stapes is immovable.

How is Tympanoplasty Performed?
  • An incision is made in the ear canal.
  • The residual eardrum is lifted away and forward of the ear canal.
  • An operating microscope is used to magnify the view of the structures inside the ear.
  • In case of very large perforations or those that are too far to be viewed, an incision is made behind the ear.
  • The remaining parts of the perforated eardrum are turned forward and the bones are examined.
  • Any scar tissue is removed with laser or by using micro hooks.
  • The tissues from behind the ear, the tragus or a vein are taken.
  • The graft tissues are then thinned out and dried.
  • A gelatin sponge that is absorbable is positioned beneath the eardrum to hold the graft.
  • The graft is put in beneath the remaining parts of the eardrum, which is folded black to close the perforation.
  • To stop it from coming out of the ear when the patient sneezes, the sheeting that is placed on the graft is made very thin.
  • If the incision is made behind the ear, it is then closed with dissolvable stitches, and a sterile patch is place outside the ear canal.

How to prepare for Tympanoplasty?
  • The patient’s ear is fully examined using various diagnostic tests including audiogram, hearing loss history, facial weakness and vertigo.
  • A microscopic examination of the ear is also done.
  • Otoscopy is performed to examine the mobility of the tympanic membrane and the malleus.
  • If the patient has a history of dizziness or minor eardrum perforation, a fistula test is done.
  • Blood and urine tests are conducted.
  • Any condition that is affecting the other ear, throat or nose is first treated prior to tympanoplasty.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient suffers from any allergies or illnesses.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may need to be stopped, including herbs and vitamins.
  • If the patient needs to take medication, it can be taken with a small sip of water.


Duration of procedure/surgery:
2 to 3 hours

Anesthesia:
Local or general anesthesia is used, depending on the type of tympanoplasty.

Recovery:
- The patient may experience a pulsing sensation or hear a popping sound or other strange sounds after the surgery.
- The patient may feel sharp pains and feel as if the ear is filled with liquid after the surgery.
- Pain medication and antibiotics are provided.
- The patient can go home after two to three hours of the surgery.
- 10 days after the surgery, the packing is taken off and the ear is examined to check the graft.
- Usually patients resume work and normal activities after five or six days.
- Patients who perform strenuous physical labor need to wait for two to three weeks.
- The complete packing is entirely removed after three weeks and the success of the graft is then determined.
- A complete hearing examination is conducted four to six weeks after tympanoplasty.

Risks:
- Bleeding
- Infection
- Difficulty in breathing
- Adverse reactions to medications
- Injury to the facial nerve or nerves affecting the sense of taste
- Middle ear bones damage leading to loss of hearing
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Incomplete repair of the eardrum perforation
- Loss of graft
- Graft healing failure causing repeated eardrum perforation
- Ear canal stenosis
- Worsening of hearing or loss of hearing
- Tinnitus

After care:
- The patient should keep the ear dry and water should not get inside the ear.
- The patient should avoid blowing the nose and care should be taken while sneezing.
- The patient should avoid swimming and air travel.
- Any ear drainage should be wiped off carefully and ear drops may need to be applied during the first week of recovery.
- The patient should stay away from crowded areas and from people with cold symptoms
- Antibiotics and decongestants may be prescribed by the doctor if the patient has a cold or allergies.