What are risks of grommet insertion surgery?

Few. Grommet us a hollow tube inserted in the tympani membrane to drain fluid in the middle ear to prevent infection and deafness fairly safe some times will result same as complication and bleeding.

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What are the health risks of grommet insertion surgery?

Tubes are safe. Overall risks are minimal. Most common is drainage from the tubes which is usually treatable with antibiotic ear drops but rarely they need to be removed to stop it. There are very small risks of the tubes lasting less than 6 months or longer than 2 years. There could be a persistent hole in the eardrum (~1% of the time). Up to 1/5 people may need a 2nd set of tubes. Read more...

What is grommet insertion?

PE Tubes. For a variety of ear conditions, otolaryngologists (ENT) may recommend insertion of pe tubes/tympanostomy tubes, sometimes referred to as grommets. Read more...

Who does grommet insertion?

PE Tubes. For a variety of ear conditions, otolaryngologists (ENT) may recommend insertion of pe tubes/tympanostomy tubes, sometimes referred to as grommets. Read more...

How long does the grommet insertion take?

GROMMET INSERTION. This procedure usually takes about 15 or 20 minutes. Check with the otolaryngologist who will be doing the procedure. Good luck. Read more...

Is the grommet insertion a risky thing to do?

Grommet/ear tubes. In the hands of a qualified ENT surgeon, placement of grommets (aka tympanostomy tubes) should go smoothly without complications. Here is a site describing the procedure & follow-up care precautions: http://www.Healism.Com/procedures/eyes, _ears, _nose, _and_throat/grommet_insertion/. Read more...
No. In an experienced ENT doctors hands it should be no problem. Read more...