Ear Surgery Anesthesia
Typically, Joseph T Cruise, MD does ear surgery (otoplasty) under local anesthesia in his office. Ear surgery is particularly well suited for local anesthesia because the ear is very easy to numb. Once the ear is numb it is common for patients to fall asleep during the procedure. Upon waking, a soft dressing is wrapped around the head much like a head band. Right afterward, the patient walks out of the office and is driven home.
If the patient is unable to sit still or for any reason would rather be put under general anesthesia this can be arranged. Joseph T Cruise, MD uses only board certified anesthesiologists to make sure you have the best anesthesia possible.