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Ear-nose-throat surgery

In the field of otorhinolaryngology, we perform both conservative and operative treatment. We perform removal of adenoids and tonsils, plastic surgery of the nasal wall under general anaesthesia and earlobe plastic surgeries. Children and adolescents are also welcome.

Booking an operation

In order to perform surgical procedures, a prior appointment with a doctor of the relevant specialty is required, who will put together your treatment plan.Book an appointment or call +372 629 9277. Please familiarize yourself with the rules and guidelines for patients before surgery.

    Ear tube surgery

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    Middle ear drainage or tympanic membrane shunting is a procedure in which an opening is made in the tympanic membrane and a soft plastic tube or shunt is inserted to ventilate the middle ear. The shunt stays in the ear for 2-12 months and usually comes out on its own. For children, tympanic membrane shunting is often performed together with adenoid removal surgery.

    When is it necessary to operate?

    The indication for tympanic membrane shunting is the accumulation of fluid in the middle ear, which can result in hearing loss because the chain of the tympanic membrane and the ossicles cannot oscillate properly to receive sound and transmit the sound wave.
    The operation can be performed under local anesthesia (in adults) or general anesthesia (in children).

    Postoperative period:

    The patient remains for post-operative observation for 2-4 hours, then can go home.
    • A secretion (blood mixture) may be released from the ear.
    • You can eat and drink for 1-2 hours after the operation.

    NB! If the shunt is in the ear, water must not enter the ear, so use special earplugs (available in pharmacies) when washing your head and when taking a bath, shower, or swimming. If water enters the middle ear through the shunt, purulent otitis media may follow, requiring immediate antibacterial treatment.

    • Hearing improves quickly after surgery. It can startle you at first because the sounds seem unusually loud. Cracking or scratching sounds may also be heard in the ear for some time after surgery.
    • The shunt or drain usually comes out unnoticed after 2-12 months.
    • Follow-up is agreed upon with the doctor

    Possible complications:

    • Infection entering the middle ear through the shunt – antibiotic treatment is prescribed.
    • The shunt is removed from the ear too early – if necessary, repeat surgery is performed
    • the shunt does not remove by itself – the doctor removes the shunt with a simple procedure (under anesthesia in children)
    • Scarring of the tympanic membrane – after the shunt is removed, a small scar may remain on the tympanic membrane, which usually does not cause problems
    • In very rare cases, the hole in the tympanic membrane does not grow back after the shunt is removed – it requires surgery to repair the tympanic membrane.
    • In the first days after the operation, the body temperature may rise or there may be a discharge from the ear. If necessary, use a fever reducer and contact our toll-free telephone number 1500 for advice. If necessary, you will be referred to a doctor for further treatment.
    Ear tube surgery
    Starting from 610 €
    Drainage of one or both middle ears with adenoidectomy (under anesthesia)
    Starting from 965 €
    Specialist doctor's appointment
    100 €
    30 min

    We provide this service

    Confido Medical Centre
    Veerenni 51, Tallinn

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    Service: Ear tube surgery

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    The price list shown is indicative. The price of the service depends on the individual treatment plan and the length of stay in the clinic.


    Scheduling a surgery

    Surgical procedures require a prior appointment with a doctor who will work out your treatment plan for you. Book an appointment with a specialist or call 1330.Before the surgery, please read the patient reminder and rules of procedure for the person coming for surgery.