Micro ear surgery is a specialized field of otologic surgery that deals with various ear disorders through the use of an operating microscope. This high-powered microscope provides the surgeon with magnified views of the delicate structures of the ear, allowing for precise and minimally invasive procedures.
Techniques and Equipment:
- Operating Microscope: Provides magnification and illumination, essential for the delicate nature of ear structures.
- Micro-instruments: Tiny, precise surgical tools designed for micro-manipulation and dissection.
- Endoscopes: Sometimes used adjunctively for better visualization of the ear canal and middle ear.
- Lasers: Offer precise cutting with minimal damage to surrounding tissues.
- Image-guided Surgery Systems: These may be used in complex cases to navigate the intricate anatomy of the ear.
In the past 28 years, Dr. Prahlada N. B. has performed over 60,000 procedures, including micro ear surgeries, outer ear reconstructions, lateral skull base surgeries for inner ear tumors, and cochlear implantations in India and 18 other countries. With his extensive experience, KENTH & RC® consistently delivers excellent results. Additionally, KENTH & RC® is a highly sought-after training center for micro ear surgery by both junior and senior medical professionals domestically and internationally.
- Chronic Otitis Media: Persistent ear infections that may lead to hearing loss or discharge.
- Cholesteatoma: Abnormal skin growth in the middle ear that can erode bones.
- Otosclerosis: Abnormal bone growth in the middle ear causing hearing loss.
- Perforated Eardrum: Torn or hole in the eardrum, often from infections or trauma.
- Tumors of the Ear: Both benign and malignant growths.
- Congenital Malformations: Such as atresia, where the ear canal is not properly formed.
- Stapedectomy: Replacement of the stapes bone to treat otosclerosis.
- Implantable Hearing Devices: Including cochlear implants or bone-anchored hearing aids.
Micro ear surgery utilizes an operating microscope and precise instruments to treat ear disorders with minimally invasive techniques. It’s indicated for conditions like chronic ear infections, cholesteatoma, and otosclerosis, and can involve procedures like stapedectomy. This approach allows for detailed ear structure visualization, enhancing surgical outcomes and recovery.