Endoscopic Ear Surgery; Definition and Treatment Conditions

Endoscopic Ear Surgery; Definition and Treatment Conditions


Endoscopic Ear Surgery or (EES) may be defined as a new technique that uses the rigid endoscope as the minimally invasive alternative to traditional ear surgery to visualize the middle and inner ear during otologic surgery through a much wider view of the ear structures. It is a less invasive method than the traditional way that uses a special thin tube called an endoscope that includes a light and a camera for visualization of the ear drum and middle ear structures and for removal of ear disease.

The procedure is followed to perform complex operations on the tiny, delicate structures in the middle ear; in order to treat many different conditions, remove cholesteatoma cysts, fix bones, implant prosthetics, repair eardrums, drain cysts and more. Advantages of this procedures may be summarized in that doctors have a better view of the ear structure in order to be able to treat different problems, while patients can be able to review the images that doctor obtained and see the problems inside their ears, noting that this may is all done without incision; which means less pain and shorter healing process.

The basic tools used in endoscopic middle ear surgery include: a light source, rigid endoscopes and HD3-CCD camera plus video screen; whereas current research shown that endoscopic techniques achieve equivalent results to microscopic techniques. Usually, patients who undergo endoscopic ear surgery can usually go home the same day of procedure and follow-up care is provided one to three weeks after surgery. 

Equipped with the latest technology, and the highly qualified medical professionals; the Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department (also called Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Department) at Al Salam Hospital provides the best possible care to patients of all age categories; covering all emergencies of ears, nose, sinuses, throat and neck, such as traumas, infections, or nose bleeding, with particular expertise in the field of head and neck tumors surgery, whether benign or cancerous, in collaboration with the other oncological specialties of the hospital.


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  • SpringerOpen, 2022
  • UNC School of Medicine
  • National Institute of Health, 2020

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