Mount Sinai neurotologists are experts in endoscopic ear surgery, a minimally invasive approach that is only performed in a small number of centers worldwide. Endoscopic ear surgery affords the surgeon a better view and the ability to see around corners.
Stapedectomy is performed for patients with otosclerosis. Otosclerosis typically causes a lower frequency conductive hearing loss (although it may cause mixed or sensorineural hearing loss as well) and is a bone remodeling disorder that initially affects the stapes footplate, impeding the transmission of sound from the air to the inner ear. Stapedectomy is a highly effective procedure with a long history, and involves removing the stapes superstructure, drilling or lasering a small hole in the stapes footplate (making a fenestra, or stapedotomy), and placing a small prosthesis around the incus long process and into the stapedotomy, thereby restoring the continuity and mobility of the ossicular chain. For patients who are poor candidates or who wish to avoid surgery, a conventional hearing aid can also be effective.
George Wanna, MD, FACS Chair of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Chief, Division of Otology-Neurotology Mount Sinai Health System Professor of Otolaryngology, and Neurosurgery Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Maura K. Cosetti, MD Director, Ear Institute at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEE) of Mount Sinai Director, Cochlear Implant Program Mount Sinai Health System
Enrique R. Perez, MD, MBA Director of Otology-Neurotology The Mount Sinai Hospital Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology Mount Sinai Health System
Zachary G. Schwam, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Division of Otology-Neurotology, Lateral Skull Base Surgery Mount Sinai Health System