Tympanomastoidectomy with OCR in Iran
Patients who suffer from middle ear problems might as well have damaged ossicular chain at the same time. In such cases, tympanomastoidectomy surgery will not be enough to restore hearing. The patients will need tympanomastoidectomy with OCR for the ear to function properly.
Many patients in some countries usually choose to travel for having tympanomastoidectomy with ossicular chain reconstruction (OCR) surgery in other countries due to expensive prices of the medical services in their countries or to the lack of sufficient medical care, and Iran is usually one of their destinations.
Whether you are one of those patients or you are just a patient who is trying to know more about the surgery and planning to have the surgery in your local hospital, this article is for you. Continue reading to know why you should have tympanomastoidectomy with OCR in Iran with Dr. Saeedi, the renowned ENT surgeon and otolryngologist in Tehran.
What is tympanomastoidectomy with OCR?
Tympanomastoidectomy is a surgical procedure that consists of two surgeries tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy, and OCR refers to ossicular chain reconstruction. In other words, this surgery involves repairing the eardrum perforation, removing the mastoid bone, and repairing the ossicles to regain the sense of hearing.
Where is tympanomastoidectomy with OCR performed?
Tympanomastoidectomy with OCR is usually performed in the hospital under general anesthesia, but in some cases, the surgeon will perform tympanomastoidectomy with ossicular chain reconstruction under local anesthesia.
How is tympanomastoidectomy with OCR performed?
The steps of tympanomastoidectomy with OCR surgery will be different for each case depending on the condition of the patient. The doctor will decide the exact steps based on the size of the bone that should be removed and the condition of the ossicles.
In general, the surgeon will start by making an incision behind the patient’s ear and remove the damaged bones and bone tissues. Tympanomastoidectomy with ossicular chain reconstruction also involves removing the eardrum and drain any accumulated fluids behind it in the middle ear.
The size of the damage in the ossicles will determine whether the surgeon will remove the damaged parts and replace them with prosthesis or reconstruct them. The surgery may involve removing/reconstructing one or more bones of the ossicle chain.
The procedure usually takes from 2 to 3 hours depending on the condition. The patient will be monitored afterward to be checked in terms of the blood pressure, pulse, and breathing.
Tympanomastoidectomy with ossicular chain reconstruction complications and side effects
It is rare to have any complications from tympanomastoidectomy with OCR surgery but the possible risks may include:
- Loss in taste (usually goes away after about a month)
- Imbalance or unsteadiness: it is a very rare side effect but might last for a few months
- Ear infections if the new eardrum is perforated
- Facial nerve damage leading to facial muscles weakness
Why you should have tympanomastoidectomy with OCR in Iran?
Iran has some of the best doctors in the world, and the Iranian surgeons are quite experienced and skilled. The hospitals in Iran are among the best and they are provided with the most advanced equipment.
As for the cost, Iran offers the best prices for surgical operation and other treatments. The cost of traveling, getting the treatment, and the hotel combined can be less than the cost of the surgery alone in the USA and Europe.
Why you should have tympanomastoidectomy with OCR in Iran with Dr. Saeedi?
Dr. Masoumeh Saeedi is one of the best surgeons in the entire country with more than 12 years of experience in the ENT specialty and Neuro-otology fellowship and she has performed more than 5,000 complex surgery that include tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy and stapedectomy surgeries.
Dr. Saeedi has attended a lot of specialized medical courses in various countries including Poland, France, Malaysia, South Korea and Germany among others. She also received an associate professorship in ENT in Baqiyatallah University for Medical ciences in Tehran while she was at the age of only 33.
Don’t hesitate to contact us now to have your specialized free online consultation on tympanomastoidectomy with OCR in Iran with Dr. Saeedi.
What to expect after tympanomastoidectomy with OCR
It is common to feel mild pain in the ear and the surgical site, but this pain usually goes away after a few days to a week. If the pain is intolerable, you can take some pain killers prescribed by your surgeon. The doctor might prescribe you some other medications like antibiotics and blood thinners if needed.
While most patients leave the hospital the same day of the surgery, some patients might need to stay overnight to be monitored.
Recovery instructions after tympanomastoidectomy with OCR surgery
The recovery after tympanomastoidectomy with OCR might take a while. It varies from one patient to another depending on their condition. Regardless of the exact time of the recovery, there are some instructions that you need to follow to speed up the recovery process. These instrctions include the following:
- Try to avoid lifting heavy objects.
- Avoid practicing strenuous sports.
- You should keep your ear dry and avoid showering till your doctor approve it.
- Avoid swimming and other water sports until the doctor allows you.
- Do not fly until the doctor says it is ok.
Cost of tympanomastoidectomy with OCR in Iran with Dr. Saeedi
Tympanomastoidectomy with OCR surgery can be quite expensive. In the United States of America and the United Kingdom, it can cost about $6,000. The cost of tympanomastoidectomy with OCR in Iran with Dr. Saeedi plus the expense of travel and accommodation can be less than half that number. Please send us a message to have a free consultation and price quote on tympanomastoidectomy with OCR in Iran with Dr. Saeedi.
Frequently asked questions about tympanomastoidectomy with OCR
How soon can I fly after a tympanomastoidectomy with OCR?
You should avoid flying for at least 3 weeks after tympanomastoidectomy with OCR, but you should consult with your doctor before flying after the surgery.
Will tympanomastoidectomy with ossicular chain reconstruction hurt?
Since the surgery is performed under general anesthesia you will not feel pain during the operation. It is possible to feel mild pain afterward, but it goes away in a few days.