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3801 Katella Avenue
Suite 414
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: 562-430-6065
Fax: 562-430-6069
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Post Operative Instructions: Ear Surgery or Bilateral Myringotomy and Tube Placement

  1. Avoid water in the ears for as long as the tubes are in place.
  2. Ear plugs: please apply whenever patient is around water. The ear plugs can be made and purchased in our office. Please make a separate appointment with our technician to have ear plugs made. The cost of ear plugs is $40.
  3. Medicated Ear drops will be used after surgery: 4 drops to surgical ear, two times a day for 4 days.
  4. Small amounts of blood tinged drainage is common after ear surgery.
  5. All patients should have a follow - up appointment in one month, then every 4 months until the ear tubes have completely fallen out.
  6. Diet: begin with liquids then advance to regular diet the day after surgery.
  7. Nausea and vomiting may occur after surgery. If nauseated, remain on clear liquid diet until it passes.
  8. Please only go to Los Alamitos Medical Center Emergency Room for emergencies.
  9. Dr. Kimís office phone number: 562-430-6065.
  10. Please review this information on our website:

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