Ear and hearing surgery and rehabilitation unit
The unit perform, a range of surgeries on children and adults, to cure infectious and inflammatory diseases of the ear, rehabilitate hearing loss and treat tumors. Surgeries include the insertion of ventilation tubes and adenoidectomy, in cases of acute recurring ear inflammations, and serum ear inflammation, tympanoplasty to reconstruct perforated tympanic membrane (eardrum) and hearing-loss rehabilitation, mastoidectomy, including reconstruction of the mastoid, in cases of chronic inflammations and cholesteatoma, cochlear transplantation and insertion of hearing aids in patients who need them. As required, surgeries are performed via micro-incisions using minimally-invasive cutting-edge endoscopic equipment. In addition, the unit specializes in the treatment of tumors inside and around the ear, and diseases relating to the vestibular system and dizziness. If necessary, surgeries are performed jointly by a neurosurgeon and plastic surgeon. Advanced equipment and instruments required for surgeries are made available to the unit, including a laser system and sophisticated endoscopic equipment. In preparation for surgery or as post-operative follow up, imaging meetings take place at the A.R.M medical center, in collaboration with Dr. Yoram Segev, a head and neck radiology expert. In these meetings, with inclusion of a number of A.R.M doctors, complex cases are discussed, and the patients’ CT and MRI scans are analyzed. Subsequent to a professional discussion that includes review of the imaging examinations and discussion about the case, a decision is made regarding the treatment and/or surgical approach best suited to the patient.