Ear Surgery

When it comes to ear surgery, no matter how routine or complex the procedure, you want the very best outcome and an experienced surgeon who performs ear surgery routinely. At the University of Michigan Health System’s Division of Otology/Neurotology, our surgeons have a combined experience of more than 60 years performing ear surgery exclusively. Since we don’t do anything else, operations that may seem major at other practices become a matter of routine for us.

We provide the full scope of surgeries that cover any ear disease or disorder, including:

  • Hearing loss
  • Perforated ear drums
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Repair of middle ear bones
  • Tumors of the ear
  • Infectious or inflammatory diseases of the ear
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Cochlear implant
  • Vertigo (dizziness)

Our comprehensive evaluation includes a thorough history, a complete exam and diagnostic testing that is suitable to your condition. This may include audiologic testing with our Michigan Hearing program, vestibular testing, a CAT scan or MRI, or even advanced studies such as electrocochleography, vestibular evoked myogenic potentials, or electrodiagnostic testing to assess the function of the facial nerve.

We offer the complete scope of surgical treatments. For rehabilitation of hearing loss, we perform stapedectomy for otosclerosis, middle ear implants, cochlear implants,and bone conduction implants such as the BAHA and Ponto devices. For chronic ear infections, we offer tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy. For deep skin cancers invading the ear canal or mastoid bone, such as basal cell carcinoma, we collaborate with the Department of Dermatology and the Head and Neck Oncology Program as needed to assist in complete removal of the cancer. For benign tumors of the auditory system, such as an acoustic neuroma, we provide surgical management with the Department of Neurosurgery to preserve hearing and the facial nerve whenever possible.

Our multidisciplinary approach involves collaboration with many other skilled groups within the University of Michigan to allow us to provide the very best patient care, including Michigan Hearing, Vestibular Testing, the internationally recognized Kresge Hearing Research Institute, and the Department of Neurosurgery.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call 734-936-8051