Ear Infections and Ear Tubes:
Pros and Cons of Surgical Treatment

What are ear tubes?

What happens in the surgery?

Why are they needed?

What are the benefits/pros?

What are the risks/cons?

When can I expect that my doctor will recommend an ear tube surgery?

Is there anything I can do to lower the risk of my child getting fluid in the middle ear in the first place so that they will not require ear tubes?

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