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Ear Surgery

UT Southwestern’s skilled ear (otologic) surgeons expertly evaluate and treat all types of ear conditions, including tympanic membrane perforations (a hole in the ear drum), chronic ear infections, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, and tumors of the ear (such as acoustic neuroma).

Our highly trained surgeons also offer the full spectrum of treatment for hearing loss, including cochlear implantation.

Precise Procedures for a Variety of Ear Conditions

The otologic surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center perform all otologic surgeries, including auditory brainstem implants and surgeries to treat spinal fluid leaks from the ear, semicircular canal dehiscence, and facial nerve tumors located in the ear.

We are leaders in endoscopic ear surgery, which allows for surgery to be performed through the ear canal instead of making an incision behind the ear. This approach allows for less pain and faster recovery.

Conditions Treated With Ear Surgery

UT Southwestern’s otologic surgeons treat ear conditions that include:

  • Chronic/severe ear infection that has not responded to medical treatment
  • Hole in the ear drum
  • Damaged ear bones
  • Cholesteatomas
  • Otosclerosis
  • Tumors of the ear
  • Acoustic neuromas/vestibular schwannomas
  • Glomus tumors
  • Superior canal dehiscence
  • Spinal fluid leaks of the ear
  • Cholesterol granulomas

Types of Ear Surgery

UT Southwestern’s otologic surgeons perform surgeries that include:

  • Tympanoplasty to repair a damaged eardrum or to repair damaged ear bones
  • Mastoidectomy to remove chronic infection or cholesteatoma
  • Repair of spinal fluid leaks
  • Surgical removal and stereotactic radiosurgery of acoustic neuromas
  • Repair of superior canal dehiscence
  • Excision of cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the ear
  • Cochlear implantation to rehabilitate severe hearing loss
  • Bone-anchored hearing aids

What to Expect

Complex conditions are presented at a monthly conference attended by ear surgeons, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and neuroradiologists to make the best recommendations for treatment possible.

Our clinic is located in the state-of-the-art West Campus Building, opened in August 2018. In addition to ear surgery, we offer comprehensive audiologic and vestibular testing services at this location.

Clinical Trials

Our team is active in clinical trials to improve treatments for patients. Recent trials include:

  • Comparing pain between endoscopic and traditional ear surgery
  • Expanding cochlear implantation criteria

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Otolaryngology

at UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth 600 South Main Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 2.800
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
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Otolaryngology Clinic

at West Campus Building 3 2001 Inwood Road, 6th and 7th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75390
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