Tympanoplasty is the surgical operation performed for the reconstruction of the eardrum and/or the small bones of the middle ear.
There are several options for the treatment of a perforated eardrum. If the perforation is from recent trauma, our ENT specialists will frequently elect to first watch and see if it heals on its own. After that, surgery may be considered. The surgery takes anywhere from 1-3 hours, is done under local or general anesthesia, and enjoys a success rate as high as 90%.