Ear Tubes Solution in Waukesha
Does your child keep getting ear infections? Are you frustrated that you have to keep giving them antibiotics?
Not only is it difficult balancing work with a sick kid, who wants to see their child needlessly suffer from another ear infection?
Furthermore, taking antibiotics regularly is not good for your developing child's gut flora and immune system. This may be the reason why you are searching for a solution for chronic ear infections and ear tubes for your child.
How do you know if an ear tube surgery may be suitable for your child? Are ear tube solutions in Waukesha a good option? Call our team at Moreland ENT today to see what the best option is.
Ear Tubes For Kids in Waukesha WI
Who gets ear infections:
- Children who get colds or respiratory illnesses that spread to the middle ear
Problems related to ear infections:
- Pain from ear infections
- Long periods of decreased hearing can lead to delays in speech development
- Missed time from work dealing with a child in pain
What is ear tube surgery?
This is a minor procedure that will require the child to be under anesthesia. The surgeon will make a small slit in each eardrum, allowing the fluid from the middle ear to drain out. Since there is direct access to the eardrum through the ear canal, there are no visible cuts or stitches. At the end of the procedure, a small plastic tube will be placed in the eardrum to prevent fluid from building over time.
Even though this is minor, with the actual surgery occurring over 2-3 minutes, we require mask anesthesia to minimize movement. This does not require an endotracheal tube or even an IV, and the anesthesia gets out of your child's system simply by breathing out.
Most of our surgeries are in the morning, and we find that most children are back to normal by the afternoon. This is nothing like recovering from a major surgery.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes 10 to 15 minutes, with the actual surgery lasting only a few minutes.
What happens after the procedure?
Your child will wake up in the recovery area to be observed for 10 minutes, and most will be able to walk out the door with you 30 minutes later. Since this only requires mask anesthesia, the medication will leave your child's system by breathing out, and the majority will be back to normal within a few hours.
In most cases, as your child grows, the tubes will fall out on their own, so a follow-up procedure to remove the tubes isn't necessary either.
IMAGINE A LIFE WHERE YOUR CHILD IS NOT SUFFERING FROM EAR INFECTIONS ALL THE TIME.
- No midnight earaches.
- No calls from daycare to come to pick up your child.
- No more trips to urgent care.
- No more antibiotics.
You can stop worrying about your child and be confident that you made the best choice for your child's health and well-being. Call our team at Moreland ENT in Waukesha today to schedule an appointment.
WHEN YOU'RE READY TO DO SOMETHING, THE STEPS ARE EASY:
- Call for an appointment. 262-547-1614 or fill out our new patient special. On that form, you will see that we accept most PPO and HMO insurances in our area.
- Meet with us at Moreland ENT to discuss what is best- whether it's surgery or not.
- A quick surgery with almost no recovery time.
- Say goodbye to all those ear infections!