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Ear Tube Insertion

Alternate Names : Myringotomy, Tympanostomy, Ear Tube Surgery

Ear Tube Insertion | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

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
  • difficulty breathing
  • In most cases, once the person is awake and able to drink fluids, he or she can go home from the surgery center.

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    Ear Tube Insertion: Overview & Description


    Ear Tube Insertion: Home Care and Complications

    Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Reviewer: Leslie Marc Garson, MD
    Date Reviewed: 06/04/01

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