Endoscopic ear surgery in Visakhapatnam

The Asian ENT Hospital in Visakhapatnam is the right place for the latest ear treatments. It is known for its state-of-the-art ENT treatment in Visakhapatnam and surrounding cities. Dr. Pradeep Vundavalli, the Director of Asian Super Specialty ENT Hospital, is always available for consultation 

 

Dr. Pradeep Vundavalli is one of the leading ENT doctor in Visakhapatnam who has successfully treated many patients with complicated ENT disorders. 

 

What is endoscopic ear surgery 

Endoscopic ear surgery is a minimally invasive approach to treat ear conditions using incisions in the ear canal rather than approaching the ear through the behind the ear incisions. Moreover, the endoscope is equipped to provide better mobility inside the surgical site and better images too for best surgery results. Endoscopic ear surgery is less painful and assures faster recovery.

 

As the leading ENT hospital in Visakhapatnam, the Asian Super Specialty ENT Hospital offers endoscopic ear surgery as a preferred treatment line. Dr. Pradeep Vundavalli. He and his expert doctors work with the latest diagnostic video endoscopes, operating microscopes to offer the best possible treatment to their patients. They perform endoscopic ear surgery on both adults and children.

 

Conditions treated through endoscopic ear surgery.

Acoustic neuroma 

Endoscopic ear surgery is performed to treat acoustic neuroma, a non-cancerous tumor that causes hearing loss or balance issues. This tumor develops on the vestibular nerve that connects the inner area and the brain. Acoustic neuroma is also known as vestibular schwannoma.

 

Cholesteatoma

Endoscopic ear surgery is preferred to treat cholesteatoma conditions that occur due to ear injuries, congenital or repetitive occurrences of ear infections. Cholesteatoma is a benign skin cyst made up of dead skin cells and skin located in the middle ear. Endoscopic ear surgery for treating cholesteatoma means no incision behind the ear, better viewing, and speedy recovery. 

 

Cholesterol granuloma 

The cholesterol granuloma is generally found in the petrous apex, a part of the skull bone located near the middle ear. The granuloma is made up of cholesterol, lipids and fluids. Endoscopic ear surgery can provide the ENT surgeon the required access to the middle ear to remove the cholesterol granuloma. 

 

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak

Patients with Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak complain of issues at the sides of the skull and also at the base of the skull. The ENT surgeon will perform endoscopic ear surgery to stop the leak and help the patient recover from balance issues, sensitivity to light or sound, vision changes, ringing in ears, headache, neck stiffness, and pain.  

 

Facial nerve disorders -

Endoscopic ear surgery is the preferred treatment to treat facial nerve disorders. The patient is likely to develop a twitching reflex or facial paralysis. They occur due to a group of blood vessels (known as schwannoma or hemangioma) cause pressure on the facial nerves.

 

Ruptured eardrum

Endoscopic ear surgery is performed to treat a hole or tear in the eardrum. The reason for the tear could be head trauma, rapid pressure change, loud sounds, and middle ear infection, and so on. Endoscopic ear surgery offers convenient access to the ear canal and helps the surgeon to repair the eardrum. 

 

The other ear conditions treated through endoscopic ear surgery are Osteoma, congenital or acquired ossicular chain fixation or discontinuity, paraganglioma, and temporal bone encephalocele to name a few of them. The middle ear conditions can affect the facial nerves, inner ear, ear bones, balance problems, meningitis, brain infections, paralysis, and so on. 

 

Hence, Dr. Pradeep recommends an endoscopic ear surgery to treat middle ear conditions to prevent their spread and further complications. 

 

The distinct advantages of Endoscopic Ear Surgeries are –

  • Better lighting at the surgical site
  • Magnified view of the area
  • Better accessibility of the ear canal
  • The patient can be seated in a comfortable position
  • Video documentation possible

These advantages make it possible for the ENT surgeon to perform ear surgeries better for desired results. 

 

Critical pointers for endoscopic ear surgery

  • The patient has a 4mm ear canal
  • The patient with holes in the eardrum but no history of recurrent or chronic drainage
  • The patient has cholesteatomas in the middle ear but not affecting the mastoid

 

However, do consult Dr. Pradeep Vundavalli for ear conditions and follow his recommendations for endoscopic ear surgery for desired results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do not use earphones for the first month. You can take a bath but be careful not to wet the operated ear. Your doctor will remove the bandage 7 to 10 days after surgery.

Generally, hearing cannot be evaluated for six weeks after surgery. It is because the middle ear becomes swollen after the procedure. 

Ear surgery recovery times are often shorter than anticipated, and the results are well worth the wait. After four to six weeks, the swelling should be entirely gone. Complete healing will take the entire first year.

Avoid extreme physical activity, including athletic activities and intercourse. You may resume light walking three days after surgery. After three weeks of surgery, you can slowly resume aerobic exercise, weight training, heavy lifting, and straining.