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What is a stapendectomy for otosclerosis like?

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Dr. Jed Kwartler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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