Ear tube insertion is a simple outpatient surgery used to treat children (or occasionally adults) who have recurring ear infections…
Ear tube insertion is a simple outpatient surgery used to treat children (or occasionally adults) who have recurring ear infections, chronic persistent middle ear fluid (chronic otitis media) or severe Eustachian tube dysfunction.
The surgeon makes a small incision in the ear drum allowing insertion of a tube, typically made of fluoroplastic, into the incision to keep it open. This allows air to move between the ear canal and middle ear—equalizing pressure on both sides of the ear drum.
The tubes are temporary, generally lasting about a year before they fall out spontaneously.
Meet Our Ear Specialists
Dana B. Gibbs, M.D.
A Texas native and Arlington resident since 1976. She attended Texas A & M University, receiving her Bachelor in Biochemistry before getting her MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Read More
Chris T. Lee, M.D.
Dr. Chris Lee is a native of Arlington and a graduate of Lamar High School. He attended Abilene Christian University, where he graduated Co-Valedictorian. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Read More
Rene M. Pena, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Peña is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. His interests include the...Read More
Tyler W. Scoresby, M.D.
Dr. Scoresby is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otoglaryngic Allergy. He enjoys treating both adult.... Read More
Stuart N. Thomas, M.D.
Attended University of Texas at Austin on National Merit Scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude, 1985, before attending University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. Read More