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Ear Surgery

IS LOCAL ANESTHESIA USED FOR AN OTOPLASTY?

Published on October 19, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I am 19 years old and would like to have an otoplasty.  Would I be given local anesthesia for the procedure or just sedation? Answer: Typically, I do otoplasties in my office in adults under local anesthesia.  If an adult wants to have the procedure under sedation or general anesthesia in the hospital, that […]

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MY DAUGHTER HAS EARS THAT STICK OUT TOO FAR

Published on July 16, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: My daughter has ears that stick out too far. My husband and I have discussed taking her to get an otoplasty in Philadelphia, but I am afraid that going through the surgery and having pain will traumatize her. In your practice, have you found that young children can get through the surgery unscathed? My […]

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