What is stapedectomy?

Stapedectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat hearing loss caused by otosclerosis, a condition in which the stapes bone in the middle ear becomes fixed and cannot vibrate properly. During a stapedectomy, the surgeon removes the fixed stapes bone and replaces it with a prosthetic device, which allows sound to travel more easily to the inner ear.
MGM Hospital CBD has skilled specialists and experts in the field of ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) who are well-equipped to perform stapedectomy procedures. The hospital uses advanced surgical techniques and technology to ensure the best possible outcome for patients undergoing this procedure.
MGM Hospital CBD provides comprehensive care for patients undergoing stapedectomy, from pre-operative evaluations to post-operative follow-up care. The hospital's ENT specialists and support staff work together to provide the highest level of care and support for patients undergoing this procedure.



You should contact our MGM hospital's medical staff if you develop any of the following stapedectomy symptoms:

  • Some ear pain.
  • A headache.
  • Slightly dizzyBalance problems..
  • Vertigo.
  • Tinnitus (ringing in your ears).
  • Dizziness.


Our medical staff at MGM hospital outlines the following effects of stapedectomy:

  • You may have some ear pain or a headache and be slightly dizzy for several days after the surgery.
  • Your ear will probably feel blocked or stuffy.
  • This usually gets better as the eardrum heals and after the doctor takes the cotton or gauze packing out of the ear canal.


The following risks of stapedectomy are managed by our medical staff at MGM hospital:

  • Tympanic membrane perforation.
  • Floating or subluxed stapes footplate.
  • Perilymph gusher.
  • Facial nerve injury.
  • Dysgeusia.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Vertigo.
  • Failure of prosthesis/incus necrosis


Our medical professionals at MGM hospital CBD provide the following tailored guidance on how to prevent a stapedectomy:

  • Rest when you feel tired.
  • Try to walk each day.
  • For 1 week after surgery, avoid sudden head movements and bending over.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, such as bicycle riding, jogging, weight lifting, or aerobic exercise, for about 2 to 4 weeks or until your doctor says it is okay.

How is it diagnosed?

Our medical professionals at MGM hospital do the following examinations: If you are experiencing any degree of hearing loss, you should undergo the following diagnostic tests to determine the cause of hearing problems and the appropriate treatment for it. The diagnostic procedure generally begins with a medical history and physical examination. After a stapedectomy procedure, the following tests may be performed at MGM Hospital CBD to assess the success of the surgery and the patient's hearing:
• Pure-tone audiometry
• Speech audiometry
• Tympanometry
• CT or MRI scan
• Hearing aid fitting


How is it treated?

MGM Hospital CBD provides treatment for stapedectomy with the help of expert ENT doctors who are well-versed in the latest surgical techniques and technologies. The hospital follows a comprehensive approach to treatment, which includes Throughout the entire treatment process, the expert doctors at MGM Hospital CBD work closely with the patient to provide personalized care and support.

A stapedectomy is a surgical procedure performed by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeon to treat hearing loss caused by a problem with the middle ear bones. During the procedure, the surgeon removes the stapes bone and replaces it with a prosthesis.

The surgery typically takes between one and two hours to complete. After the procedure, the patient may need to stay in the hospital for a short period of time for observation, but most patients are able to go home the same day. It may take several weeks for the patient's hearing to fully improve, and they will need to avoid activities that could potentially damage their ears, such as loud noises, for several weeks after the surgery.

Here's a step-by-step guide to how a stapedectomy is typically performed:


The patient is given a local or general anesthesia to ensure they do not feel any pain during the surgery.


The surgeon makes a small incision behind the ear to access the middle ear.

Removal of the stapes bone

The surgeon carefully removes the stapes bone from the middle ear.

Placement of the prosthesis

The surgeon then places a small prosthesis made of titanium, stainless steel, or other materials in the same location where the stapes bone was removed. The prosthesis is designed to transfer sound vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear.


The incision is closed using sutures, and a bandage is placed over the area.

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