Balloon Dilation of Eustachian Tube

Eustachian tube balloon dilation is surgery to treat Eustachian tube dysfunction, which can cause muffled hearing, ear pain, and other symptoms.

Balloon dilation of Eustachian tube involves the inflation of a small balloon through the nose into the Eustachian tube. This opens up a pathway for mucus and air, and the balloon is then deflated and removed. 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.

Balloon dilation of Eustachian tube with Clearpoint Health

Many patients from across Canada and all over the world choose Clearpoint Health for balloon dilation of Eustachian tube. Our surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this procedure. We strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care. Combined with our patient centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

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What does balloon dilation of Eustachian tube treat?

Balloon dilation of Eustachian tube treats Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). If left untreated ETD can cause serious damage to the eardrum and middle ear. Symptoms of ETD include:

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

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

Balloon dilation of eustachian tube results

Balloon dilation of eustachian tube typically restores the proper function of the Eustachian tube in most patients  The balloon dilation method of surgery involves the surgeon first inserting a small balloon through the nose into the Eustachian tube to clear a pathway for mucus and air. The surgeon then deflates the balloon and removes it back our through the nose.

Balloon dilation of Eustachian tube requires general anesthesia. This means the patient is unconscious for the duration of the procedure.

Recovery after balloon dilation of Eustachian tube

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 Balloon Dilation of Eustachian Tube consultation

If you are ready to discuss your balloon dilation of Eustachian tube needs with our surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Potential risks and complications