Otologic Surgery | Ear Micro Surgery

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The structures of the ear are very small. Thus, surgery is usually performed with an operating microscope.

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The microscope enlarges the view of the ear structures sufficiently so the surgeon can perform the delicate tasks needed.

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"OTO" is the Greek word=root for "ear". Therefore, microsurgery of the ear is often called, "Otomicrosurgery" or "Otologic" surgery. Specialists who perform ear surgery are called "Otologists". A stapedectomy is an example of an ear operation performed entirely within the view of an operating microscope.