Ear Center: Postoperative Surgery Instructions

We are pleased that you chose us to perform your operation(s). In order to help you or your child recover from the procedure(s), we have included postoperative instructions for you to follow for some of our common procedures .

Please click on the appropriate links below.

BAHA & Ponto Hearing Implants
Cochlear implantation
Eardrum Repair (including fat graft myringoplasty, tympanoplasty, ossiculoplasty)
Ear tubes (myringotomies & transtympanic tubes)
Envoy Esteem™ Implants
Envoy Esteem™ Battery Replacement
Laryngoscopy (including nasopharyngoscopy, esophagoscopy, bronchoscopy)
Lingual Frenuloplasty (Z-Plasty Lingual Frenuloplasty)
Mastoid Surgery
Maxum™ Hearing Implant
Middle Ear Medications - Dexamethasone, Gentamicin, etc.
Myringoplasty or tympanoplasty (ear drum and middle ear repair)
Nasal fractures
Nasal & Sinus Procedures
Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy (T&A)
Tympanomastoidectomy (mastoid operation)

If you have not found instructions for your operation, please contact us at (336) 273-9932 an ask to speak to a nurse.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol®)

Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) may be used preoperatively and postoperatively for pain control and for treating fever. Please read the instructions packaged with all acetaminophen containing products and adhere to all recommendations and dosage specifications. To help prevent potential acetaminophen toxicity, especially in children, it is very important for children to receive the proper dose and to have subsequent doses given at the proper intervals.

During some operations, acetaminophen (Ofirmev®) may be given intravenously. To help prevent potential toxicity, it is important that you or your child do not receive additional doses of acetaminophen for 6 hours after receiving Ofirmev®.

Click here for a list of medications that contain acetaminophen.

Last revised April 24, 2015