Ear ENT Treatments in McAllen, TX
Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers ear ENT treatments for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What Are Ear ENT Conditions?
The ear contains some of the most delicate structures in the human body and is comprised of:
- Outer ear that includes the visible part and tissues to the eardrum
- Middle ear that includes the eardrum, bones, and air spaces
- Inner ear that includes the nerves that your body uses for hearing and balance
Ear ENT conditions involve one or more of these structures and may result in various symptoms, some of which may damage the hearing and balance if not properly treated.
What Are the Benefits of Ear ENT Treatments?
Treatments for ear ENT conditions by a specialist ensure that your ailment is properly diagnosed and treated in the most conservative manner possible. Treatment also aims to minimize any damage to the ear structures and prevent infections.
What is Ear Infection Treatment?
An ear infection occurs when bacteria is trapped inside the ear, causing inflammation, discharge, and other issues. Ear infection treatment eliminates the bacteria and helps repair any tissues.
What is Ear Tube Surgery?
If you experience a feeling of having clogged ears or frequent ear infections, Dr. Ayala may recommend implanting small medical devices inside the eustachian tube. Ear tube surgery helps to keep the eustachian tube open to allow for the proper movement of air and fluid inside the ear.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty, known as ear surgery, is a procedure that corrects abnormalities of the ear. Cosmetic otoplasty aims to change the shape, size and positioning of the ear.
What is Impacted Cerumen Treatment?
Cerumen is more commonly known as “ear wax,” and it helps to keep the inner ear lubricated. For various reasons, the cerumen may get stuck inside the ear, creating an environment for bacteria. Cerumen treatment removes the excess build-up of ear wax.
What is Eardrum Perforation Surgery?
The eardrum is a thin membrane inside the ear. Eardrum perforation surgery repairs holes and tears in the eardrum that may be caused by trauma or infection.
What are the Possible Complications of Ear Surgery?
Every patient and every surgery is unique, which means there is always the possibility of complications following surgery. Some of these complications include:
- Bruising or facial swelling
- Septal perforation
- Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak
How Much Do Ear ENT Treatments Cost?
Dr. Ayala provides a range of ear ENT treatments, so the cost varies. After your examination and consultation, we provide information about your treatment options and the associated costs. Prior to the appointment, please review the information about our financing options through Prosper® and CareCredit®.
Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers ear ENT treatments for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas. To learn more about our ENT services, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayala.