Endolymphatic Sac Surgery

Endolymphatic sac surgery is a generic term used for various surgical procedures intended to improve balance related symptoms of Meniere’s disease that feature modification of the endolymphatic sac system. The exact mechanism of this procedure remains unknown and the traditional notion of a drainage procedure is thought to be inaccurate. However, despite our detailed understanding of the mechanisms, the procedure often results in a marked improvement of vertiginous symptoms for several years.

The procedure is typically performed as an outpatient surgery with optional overnight or inpatient stay. The procedure time is about 2 hours under general anesthesia and proper follow-up appointments will be scheduled for one and 5 weeks postoperatively.

Position of the endolymphatic sac
Example of draining fluid in the endolymphatic sac