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Is there an alternative to ear tubes?

For chronic ear infections, ear tubes remain the most common treatment option. Some specialized pediatric surgeons offer alternative procedures. These include laser tuboplasty and balloon dilation eustachian tuboplasty. These are surgical procedures that correct the middle ear issue by entering the ear canal through the nose and expanding the width of the eustachian tube so it may drain more easily. A personalized health insurance plan can help you cover the cost of these alternative procedures.

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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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Your actual costs may be higher or lower than these cost estimates. Check with your provider and health plan details to confirm the costs that you may be charged for a service or procedure.You are responsible for costs that are not covered and for getting any pre-authorizations or referrals required by your health plan. Neither payments nor benefits are guaranteed. Provider data, including price data, provided in part by Turquoise Health.

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