Middle Ear Surgery: Hospital Recovery

Most likely, you’ll leave the hospital the same day as your surgery. Then you can return home to heal.  You may need to stay longer if other health problems need to be watched.

Woman with bandage covering ear walking out of hospital holding on to man's arm.

Right after surgery

You will wake up in the recovery room where you will be closely watched.

Going home

You may be eager to return to your daily life after surgery. Your surgeon will tell you when you can go home. Before you do, he or she may want to make sure that:

  • You have little or no bleeding

  • You have little or no pain

  • You have no nausea and little or no dizziness

  • Your health is stable

  • You do not have a fever