Myringotomy tubes are small tubes that are surgically placed into your child's eardrum by an ear, nose and throat surgeon. The tubes help drain fluid out of the middle ear in order to reduce the risk of ear infections. These tubes usually remain in place 6 to 18 months and may fall out by themselves.
About one million children each year have tubes placed in their ears. Ear tubes are most commonly used for children age 1 to 3 years old. By 5 years of age, most children have wider and longer eustachian tubes (a canal that links the middle ear with the throat area) that allow for better drainage of fluids from the ear.
For children with chronic ear infections, ear tube insertion may be the solution to a very painful problem. Our Same-Day Ear Tubes Program allows your child to be evaluated by a pediatric ENT surgeon and have their ear tube insertion procedure done, all in one day. Which means less wait time, less time away from school and more time to be a kid. Learn more about our Same-day Ear Tubes Procedure Program.
Watch the video below to hear our specialists speak about the benefits program.