Hearing and balance are critical to how we conduct our daily lives. As an ENT specialist Dr. Sanu P. Moideen treat conditions such as ear infection, hearing loss, dizziness, ringing in the ears (called tinnitus), ear, face, or neck pain, and more.
After finishing post-graduation in ENT, he received additional training in Pediatric otolaryngology from Christian Medical College, Vellore – one of the top medical schools in India, where he was trained in Otology (Ear) surgeries like pediatric and adult tympanoplasties, grommet insertions, mastoidectomies and cochlear implantations.
Following are a brief note about these surgeries.
This is a surgical procedure done for closure of “ear drum perforation”. This is done for those patients who are suffering from perforation of ear drum due to chronic infections or trauma.
This is a surgical procedure done for clearance of infection from middle ear and for reconstruction of hearing mechanism. This surgery includes Myringoplasty with or without ossicular reconstruction.
This procedure is performed for patients suffering from symptoms of an ear infection, or trauma in eardrum, or hearing losses, due to an issue in eardrum.
Stapedotomy (or stapedectomy) is a surgery performed on patients who are suffering from hearing loss due to a condition known as “Otosclerosis” or fixation of the small ear bones. The procedure is done under sedation or a general anesthesia.
In this delicate operation a part of the fixed stapes bone is removed from the middle ear and is replaced with an artificial piston.
This surgery is done for patients who are having a hearing problem due to diseases of small bones (ossicles) in the ear. The small bones inside the ear which are damaged due to long term infections or trauma are reshaped and reinserted so that the gap between tympanic membrane and inner ear is closed, thereby improving the hearing of the patient. In some patient’s artificial ossicles are used to achieve the desired result.
Mastoidectomy is a surgical procedure for opening and removal of disease from mastoid bone which is a part of the middle ear. This operation isn’t as common as it used to be these days. Mastoidectomy is usually done when other medications for treatment of ear infections are not effective.