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what is a stapendectomy for otosclerosis like?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Not too bad: I do these under general anesthesia now, classically done under local anesthesia with sedation. Afterwards there can be a few days of slight dizziness and imbalance. With that can be a little nausea. Usually not bad. Risks are low, but include loss of hearing, loss of balance, metalic taste, just not working.
Dr. Jed Kwartler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Otosclerosis : Outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia with sedation to relax you. Takes about 30 minutes. Most common symptom after is dizziness which can be mild to severe and last a few days to a few weeks. Typically very successful surgery in improving hearing.

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