What is tympanoplasty?

Tympanoplasty is microsurgery ― surgery using a microscope or endoscope― to fix holes in the eardrum that do not heal on their own. The eardrum, also called the tympanic membrane, enables a person to hear by vibrating in reaction to sound.
Tympanoplasty is a surgical procedure used to repair a hole or perforation in the eardrum or middle ear. MGM Hospital CBD provides treatment for tympanoplasty with a team of skilled and experienced ENT specialists.



At our MGM hospital, if you have any of these tympanoplasty side effects, we strongly advise that you consult a doctor right away so that you may receive prompt, individualised care:

  • Pain.
  • Bleeding.
  • Persistent ear drainage.
  • Persistent dizziness.
  • Recurrence of cholesteatoma.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Change in taste.
  • Facial weakness, including asymmetry and eye closure deficiency.
  • Worsening tinnitus.


Our healthcare staff at MGM hospital assists in the identification of the following tympanoplasty causes:

  • Nausea and vomiting for the first 24 to 48 hours.
  • For three to five days: Mild to moderate pain in the ear or at the incision site. A low-grade fever. ...
  • Dizziness or unsteadiness for several days.
  • Decreased hearing in the operated ear for several weeks.


At MGM hospital CBD, our healthcare specialists work with you to discover your personal risk factors for tympanoplasty and offer strategies you may do to lower your risk:

Bleeding, infection, failure of the graft, recurrence, further surgery, worsening hearing loss or deafness, dizziness, and facial nerve injury resulting in facial palsy or to the chorda tympani nerve resulting in taste disturbances.


Our healthcare specialists at MGM hospital CBD share the following personal advise on how to prevent tympanoplasty:

  • Bacterial infection in the middle ear.
  • Inserting foreign items in the ear.
  • Injury.
  • Sudden exposure to loud music.
  • Change in air pressure.
  • Contact sports.
  • Water diving.

How is it diagnosed?

MGM hospitals' healthcare professionals perform the following tympanoplasty tests: Avoid sudden head movements and bending over for the first 2 or 3 days after surgery. These actions may make you dizzy. 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. These diagnostic procedures help the ENT specialist at MGM Hospital CBD determine the best course of treatment for the patient's specific condition and develop a personalized treatment plan for tympanoplasty surgery.
The diagnostic procedures for tympanoplasty at MGM Hospital CBD may include the following:
• Physical examination
• Audiometry
• Tympanometry
• Imaging tests


How is it treated?

At MGM Hospital CBD, tympanoplasty surgery is performed by highly skilled ENT specialists who have extensive experience in performing this procedure. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, and involves repairing the damaged eardrum or middle ear through a small incision in the ear canal.

Tympanoplasty is a surgical procedure performed by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeon to repair a perforated or damaged eardrum. The procedure involves grafting a small piece of tissue onto the eardrum to close the hole and restore normal hearing.

Here are the general steps involved in a typical tympanoplasty:


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

Exposure of the eardrum

The surgeon makes an incision behind the ear to access the middle ear.

Harvesting the graft

The surgeon will then obtain a small piece of tissue, which can be taken from the patient's own body (usually the tragus or earlobe) or from a donor source.

Preparing the eardrum

The surgeon carefully cleans and prepares the eardrum to receive the graft.

Graft placement

The graft is then placed over the perforation and secured in place using special dissolvable sutures.


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

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