Ear tube insertion is a simple outpatient surgery used to treat children (or occasionally adults) who have recurring ear infections…
Myringoplasty is one means of closing a small hole (or perforation) in the ear drum.
In situations where the hole is quite small, a simpler technique can be used to close the perforation. Generally, this involves placing a small plug of fat, harvested from a small incision behind the ear, into the perforation, but occasionally this can be performed using another material such as Gelfilm or cigarette paper to cover the hole—encouraging closure.
This is frequently done in combination with removal of a tube that has not come out of the ear drum on its own. In this situation, the tube is removed and the ear drum is repaired via fat graft myringoplasty.
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