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When is it medically necessary to have tubes put in ears?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Good question
I believe that ENT doctors are putting in too many tubes.
I believe the appropriate indications are the following: a child or adult who has had a minimum of 3-4 documented ear infections in a 1 year period. 2.) fluid that has been documented to have been retained in the middle ear space for 3 months or longer. A ventilation tube also has a number of risks and should be discussed by ear doc.

In brief: Good question
I believe that ENT doctors are putting in too many tubes.
I believe the appropriate indications are the following: a child or adult who has had a minimum of 3-4 documented ear infections in a 1 year period. 2.) fluid that has been documented to have been retained in the middle ear space for 3 months or longer. A ventilation tube also has a number of risks and should be discussed by ear doc.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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