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How risky is stapedectomy?

As with any surgical procedure, having a stapedectomy comes with its risks. These are:

  • As the nerve that innervates the facial muscles passes through the ear, there is a small chance it could get damaged during the surgery causing partial or complete facial paralysis.
  • There is a low risk of hearing loss which can be permanent and complete.
  • Temporary dizziness that lasts for a few days after the surgery.

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* 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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