What is Grommet Removal?

Grommets are inserted in the eardrum to help prevent glue ear. Most grommets dissolve or are expelled naturally from the ear 6 to 18 months after insertion. Some extruded grommets stay in the ear canal or close to the eardrum. Such grommets can be removed using a specially designed small instrument.

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Grommet Removal ​- who is it for?

Who Is Grommet Removal For?

This surgery is for patients who have extruded grommets that remain lodged in the ear instead of being expelled.

What are the benefits?

The removal of grommets can help eliminate blockages and hearing difficulties in the ear.

What happens During Surgery?

This is a simple procedure, which is carried out under topical local anaesthetic using micro-suction or with micro forceps.

How long will I stay in hospital?

You or your child should be able to go home the same day.

What is my recovery time?

The small hole that is left behind should normally heal up completely in a few weeks. It’s recommended that you don’t go swimming until the hole has completely healed. Before you start exercising, ask the healthcare team or your GP for advice.

SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months

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