Ear Tubes


BMT are commonly referred to as “ear tubes.” Ear tubes are plastic and shaped like a hollow spool. Physicians may suggest tubes for children who have repeat ear infections or when fluid stays behind the eardrum. The ENT doctor places the tubes through a small surgical opening made in the eardrum. The child is unconscious under anesthesia for this surgery.

Most tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and BMT surgeries are performed on children. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest takes special care to make you and your child feel comfortable before, during, and after the surgery. When you arrive at the Day Surgery department of the hospital, you will check in, and our specially trained nurses will prepare you and your child for surgery. The surgery usually takes only 30 minutes. Once your child is back in the recovery area and awake with pain under control, one family member will be able to go to the recovery area and be with the child.

Why Hillcrest Ear, Nose & Throat?

As a part of Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Scott & White Healthcare, Hillcrest Ear, Nose & Throat strives to provide excellence in patient care through providing comprehensive otolaryngology services in the Central Texas Area.