Insertion of Grommets
Glue ear is condition in which fluid builds behind the ear drum, causing earache and repeated infections. It can also cause problems with balance.
A grommet is a small plastic or metal tube which can be placed inside the ear to allow air to enter the ear and prevent this build up.
Arranging your Treatment
Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.
If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the consultant best for you.
Alternatively, if you have already been diagnosed as needing a particular operation or treatment, our Reservations team can give you a guide price for this to be carried out at KIMS Hospital and book an appointment for you to meet a consultant.
Call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paying for your Treatment
You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.
If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.
If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).
Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.
If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.
Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.
The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).
Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post-discharge care Guide Price Hospital fees n\a n\a £2,040 Included £2,040 Consultant’s fees £200 n\a Included above Included £200 Guide price £200 Nil £2,040 Nil £2,240
The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.
You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:
- The Consultant you choose
- Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
- The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you
- The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you
In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.
The grommet insertion operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and takes around 20 minutes.
A small hole will be made in the eardrum so the fluid can be removed by suction (a myringotomy), before the small tube (grommet) is placed into the hole.
Following the operation you will be taken to your room, and you should be able to go home that day. You should not swim for six weeks after the procedure. The medical team will give you further advice on protecting the ear.
To find out more:
If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our reservations team on +44 (0)1622 237 727 or email email@example.com.
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BSC MBBS FRCS MS
- Insertion of Grommets
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- Insertion of Grommets
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