Ear tube surgery (myringotomy) is usually performed while the patient is under general anesthesia (put to sleep). It can also be done in adults with a local.
Learn about the surgical placement of synthetic ear tubes (also called tympanostomy tubes, ventilation tubes, or grommets) in adults.
Learn what the surgery is like, how it helps, and how to get ready. For adults getting ear tubes, your doctor may have similar questions.