Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
If you're miserable with ear pain, pressure or dulled hearing, AERA™ can relieve symptoms due to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction.
The Eustachian tube is responsible for equalizing pressure and also allows mucus to drain from the middle ear. The Eustachian tube collapses when at rest, but opens when swallowing.
Swelling of the Eustachian tube, or of the membranes surrounding its opening, can result in infections of the upper respiratory tract. This swelling may cause fluid to become trapped in the ear. When this occurs, ear infections caused by bacterial growth can cause pain and discomfort.
While many patients respond well and experience reduced swelling with the use of decongestants, the infection and discomfort may return again and again. When medications fail to provide long-lasting relief, you may have an alternative to traditional ear tube surgery.
AERA™ Innovation: Long-Lasting Relief
AERA™ is the first FDA-approved device to treat Eustachian Tube Dysfunction by safely and effectively targeting the underlying cause of chronic ear infection symptoms.
During the procedure, a flexible catheter with a small balloon is gently inserted into the Eustachian tube. The balloon is then dilated, expanding the Eustachian tube, allowing for normal function to be restored. The patient will experience immediate relief of ear infection symptoms.
The minimally-invasive AERA™ procedure is performed in the comfort of Sleep and Sinus Centers of Georgia’s offices by our team of Ear, Nose and Throat specialists. Patients experience no cutting, minimal pain and bleeding, fast recovery time, and freedom from ear infection pain and swelling.
Quality Ear Infection Care Available Now to Atlanta Patients
If you are experiencing pain related to chronic ear infection symptoms, call today to find out if you are a candidate for the AERA™ Eustachian Tube Dilation procedure. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to address all of your questions and concerns. Serving patients in the Atlanta area, with practices conveniently located in Braselton, Lawrenceville, and Athens.
For Patients: Eustachian tube balloon dilation has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible carotid artery injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you.