How are grommets inserted?
The operation is performed as a day surgery under general anaesthesia, and the whole procedure including the anaesthesia usually takes 20 to 30 minutes. The procedure is often combined with an adenoidectomy.
The operation involves 3 Stages:
Making an incision in the tympanic membrane - myringotomy
Removal of the glue by micro-suction
Insertion of the grommet into the tympanic membrane