Ear tube insertion is a simple outpatient surgery used to treat children (or occasionally adults) who have recurring ear infections…
Tympanoplasty is a surgical procedure to close a hole in the ear drum—typically this is a large hole that is too big to be amenable to Myringoplasty.
Multiple techinques exist to accomplish this, but most commonly, it involves an incision in the crease behind the ear and placement of a graft of fascia (harvested from scalp muscles exposed by the incision) to cover the hole in the ear drum.
The expectation is that the fascia graft will become part of the ear drum and thus seal the hole.
This procedure is more involved than Myringoplasty, takes longer, but allows closure of much larger perforations.
Occasionally, this surgery also involves work on one or more of the three bones that connect the ear drum sonically to the inner ear.
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.
Attended Texas A & M University graduating Cum Laude in 2000. He then attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock to receive his Doctorate of Medicine in 2004. Read More
Tyler W. Scoresby, M.D.
Attended Brigham Young University on the Trustees Scholarship where he graduated with honors in 2000. Dr. Scoresby then attended the University Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas... 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