Ear Tube Insertion
Alternate Names : Myringotomy, Tympanostomy, Ear Tube Surgery
What happens right after the procedure?
This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis in a same day surgery setting. A person is admitted to the surgery center, has the procdure, and is then monitored in a surgery recovery room for a few hours. In the recovery room, the person will be monitored for:
reactions to the anesthesia
bleeding from the surgery site
In most cases, once the person is awake and able to drink fluids, he or she can go home from the surgery center.