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.
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.
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.
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.
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.