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How do you fix a hole in your eardrum?

A hole in the eardrum is repaired during a surgical procedure. Small holes are repaired by placing either a gel or a small paper-like patch over the hole. This procedure is called a tympanoplasty. Other perforations are patched using a piece of tissue that is taken from your own tissue. The tissue may come from behind the ear or along the hairline. This procedure is called a myringoplasty.

Both procedures are performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep during the surgery. Eardrum repairs are outpatient procedures. After a short period of monitoring following the surgery, you will be released home to recover.

What is a defective or perforated eardrum?

How painful is a perforated eardrum?

Does a defective or perforated eardrum need surgery?

How long does a perforated eardrum take to heal?

How do you know if tympanoplasty failed?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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