Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation

The eustachian tubes are narrow tubes stretching from the middle ear into the back of the nose. They keep the middle ear ventilated, protect it from disease and infection, and help drain discharges. The fellowship-trained ENT surgeons of Surgical Solutions Network perform eustachian tube balloon dilation for residents of Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, and throughout Canada who are experiencing discomfort and other symptoms caused by blocked eustachian tubes. This safe, minimally invasive procedure is available without a long wait to Canadians and international patients at our private facilities across Canada.

Why Choose Surgical Solutions Network for Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation?

Many patients from across Canada and all over the world choose Surgical Solutions for timely access to eustachian tube balloon dilation and other ENT procedures. Our surgeons have extensive experience and are known for excellence in performance and outcomes with this procedure. Our patient-centred philosophy means we strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care and a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

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What Is Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)?

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is caused by a blockage in the eustachian tube. Symptoms commonly include:

  • Muffled hearing
  • Pain in the ear
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus)
  • Dizzy spells

If left untreated, ETD can cause serious damage to the eardrum and middle ear.

What Causes ETD?

Common causes of ETD include an ear or sinus infection, allergies, or eustachian tube blockage.

What Are the Benefits of the Procedure?

Eustachian tube balloon dilation typically restores the proper function of the eustachian tube in most patients. Many patients with ETD also benefit from balloon sinuplasty to treat nasal inflammation.

What Happens During Surgery?

Our fellowship-trained surgeons perform eustachian tube balloon dilation using general anesthesia, so the patient is unconscious for the duration of the procedure. The surgeon first inserts a small balloon through the nose into the eustachian tube and then inflates it to clear a pathway for mucus and air. The surgeon then deflates the balloon and removes it back out through the nose.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation?

Most patients are ready to return to their normal daily activities within 24 hours. After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored until they are ready for discharge. The procedure does not require an overnight stay. Patients should have someone on-hand to drive them home.

Next Steps: Book Your Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your eustachian tube balloon dilation needs with our surgeons, contact us using our online form to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options, your patient advisor will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Potential risks and complications
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