Tympanoplasty with OCR in Iran
A lot of patients who suffer from a perforation in the tympanic membrane might have a hearing loss. In most cases, all you need is a tympanoplasty to restore your hearing, but sometimes the patient might also have damage in the ossicles, which requires a surgery called tympanoplasty with OCR (Ossicular chain reconstruction).
Tympanoplasty with OCR is a simple yet sensitive procedure but can be quite expensive in some countries. Therefore, many patients who cannot afford to pay choose to undergo the surgery abroad. Whether if you are one of those or you are just here to know more about tympanoplasty with ossicular chain reconstruction, we advise you to consider having the surgery in Iran with one of the experienced ENT and otolaryngology surgeons in Iran like Dr. Saeedi.
Please continue reading to have a better understanding about the surgery and about the benefits of having tympanoplasty with OCR in Iran with Dr. Saeedi.
What is tympanoplasty with ossicular chain reconstruction?
Tympanoplasty with OCR is a surgical procedure that involves tympanoplasty with Ossiculoplasty. In other words, in this surgery, the doctor will close the hole in the eardrum and reconstruct the ossicles in the middle ear.
Who is a good candidate for tympanoplasty with OCR?
The doctor will recommend tympanoplasty with OCR when the patient has an eardrum perforation along with a damaged ossicle bone that leads to a discontinuity in the ossicular chain bones.
How to prepare for tympanoplasty with OCR?
The doctor might ask you about your medical history and ask for some tests. You should have the test results a few days before the surgery.
It is advised to quit smoking and drinking alcohol at least a month before the surgery. Blood thinners can sometimes intervene with the surgery, so you should consult with your doctor if you are taking any of them. In general, you should tell your doctor about any medication you are taking before the surgery.
You should stop eating and drinking for at least 6 hours before the surgery and this even includes water and gum.
How is tympanoplasty with OCR performed?
Tympanoplasty with ossicular chain reconstruction is an outpatient surgery that can be done in a hospital or an equipped specialized clinic. It is usually done under local anesthesia.
During the operation, the surgeon will make a cut behind the patient’s ear. Afterwards, the surgeon will lift the eardrum to evaluate the condition of the auditory ossicles, assess the damage, and reconstruct them with prostheses. After reconstructing the bones, the surgeon will close the hole in the tympanic membrane.
The risks and complications of tympanoplasty with OCR
Like any surgery, tympanoplasty with OCR may have some risks and complications. Although these complications are rare, you should know about them to evaluate between the risks of having the surgery and the risks of refusing. These risks may include:
Tympanic membrane perforation: one of the possible risks of the surgery is a perforation in the eardrum. It is rare but fixable with another tympanoplasty.
Infection: infection after the tympanoplasty with ossicular chain reconstruction rarely happens because antibiotics are used for a week after the surgery. The possibility of infection should not prevent you from having the operation.
Hearing loss: sometimes the patient may suffer from hearing loss after the surgery. This tends to be temporary but can be permanent.
Change of taste: it is possible to feel a change of taste after the procedure or to have a metallic taste on your tongue. This can happen if the taste nerve is affected by the surgery. Things should go back to normal after a few months and it is rarely a permanent side effect.
Facial paralysis: in rare situations, swelling in the facial nerve during recovery can lead to facial paralysis. The face usually returns to its normal state after a few weeks. If not, a facial nerve reconstruction surgery might be needed.
In certain cases, the surgery fails and the hearing either does not improve or worsen. However, having the surgery done by a highly experienced surgeon will greatly decrease the chance of failure.
The advantages of having tympanoplasty with OCR in Iran
Iranian hospitals are provided with very advanced medical devices. You can enjoy the best medical care in Iran. The doctors and surgeons in the country are among the best in the whole world they are skillful with a lot of experience.
The cost of medical care in Iran is cheap compared to other countries. You can save a lot of money when you have surgery in Iran while having a high-quality treatment.
Why undergo tympanoplasty with OCR in Iran with Dr. Saeedi?
Dr. Masoomeh Saeedi is one of the best ENT doctors in Iran. She has tons of experience as she has performed more than 5,000 successful surgeries in the past 12 years for patients from Iran and from all over the world. Dr. Saeedi is a board-certified surgeon who has a fellowship in ENT and neck and head surgery. Please through us a message via the social media channels of the Doctor to have a free online specialized consultation on tympanoplasty with OCR in Iran with Dr. Saeedi.
Recovery from tympanoplasty with OCR
After the surgery, the patient will remain in the hospital for a few hours to be monitored. As said before, the patient can go home on the same day but he/she should rest at home.
It is important to keep water and moisture out of the ear after the surgery. Avoid bathing for the next 2 or 3 days and cover the ear with earplugs and cotton afterward while showering.
Blowing the nose and popping the ear should also be restricted for a few weeks. If you need to sneeze then do it with your mouth open and do not stifle sneezes to keep the prosthesis in its place.
The cost of tympanoplasty with OCR in Iran with Dr. Saeedi
While it costs from $4,000 to $5,000 to have a tympanoplasty with OCR in the United States of America and about $4,500 in the United Kingdom, it only costs you a small fraction of this price in Iran. Even with the extra costs of the hotel and the expenses of traveling, you could pay more less than what you would pay in other countries. Contact us now to have a free online consultation and price quote on tympanoplasty with OCR in Iran with Dr. Saeedi.