Surgery is one alternative in the therapy of Menière’s disease. This affliction often severely robs the patient of quality of life. If first line, non-invasive medical therapy fails, the surgeon has a variety of treatment options to reduce vertigo attacks significantly.
In principle, surgical alternatives include procedures such as grommet placement, labyrinthaanesthesia, tenotomy of the middle ear muscles or more extensive operations such as endolymphatic sac surgery or vestibular neurectomy.
However, to determine if surgery has the potential to benefit the patient, is a decision not to be taken lightly. Surgical treatment should only be initiated after detailed, specialised clinical examination and in-depth face to face counselling.