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How much pain is normal after a stapedectomy?

For the first two weeks after surgery, mild, intermittent discomfort is to be expected. It is also normal to experience pain above or in front of the ear while chewing. 

However, if you experience persistent ear pain that is not relieved by over-the-counter painkillers, you should consult your doctor as it may indicate post-operative infection.

What is a stapedectomy?

Is stapedectomy a major surgery?

How risky is stapedectomy?

How long does it take to recover from stapedectomy?

What is the success rate of stapedectomy?

What can you not do after a stapedectomy?

* 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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