Hearing Is Believing: Bringing Joy at the Speed of Sound
A cochlear implant is a small, electronic medical device that is surgically implanted in the inner ear to provide hearing to people who have severe or profound hearing loss, particularly those who do not benefit from traditional hearing aids. They can be used by both children and adults and can provide significant improvements in speech perception, sound recognition, and overall quality of life.
The device consists of two main parts: an external sound processor and an internal implant. The sound processor, which is worn behind the ear, captures sounds and converts them into digital signals that are transmitted to the implant. The implant then stimulates the auditory nerve in the inner ear with electrical impulses, which are sent to the brain and interpreted as sound.
At WellBridge Surgical, the cochlear implantation procedure involves an outpatient surgical procedure to implant the device, which typically takes sixty to ninety minutes under general anesthesia. After the surgery, the patient undergoes a period of rehabilitation and auditory training to learn how to use the device and maximize its benefits.
WellBridge Surgical is an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). The primary advantage of an ASC is our ability to provide the necessary surgical care in a more convenient, cost-effective, and personalized environment. For example, after the surgery, our patient is monitored in the recovery room until they are stable enough to go home. Our patients can then go home to recover. Recovery time after cochlear implant surgery can vary, and like any medical procedure, there are some limited associated risks, such as infection, bleeding, or damage to the inner ear or facial nerve. However, the benefits of cochlear implants for those with severe hearing loss often outweigh the risks. We’re available to discuss the risks and benefits, helping you to determine if cochlear implantation is the right option for your specific needs.
Our doctors provide both pre and post-operative instructions with follow-up, including any restrictions on activity and wound care, to promote proper healing and reduce the risk of complications from surgery.
The healthcare industry can be intimidating, cloaked in ambiguity with respect to both pricing and treatment options. Under circumstances where treatment matters, WellBridge Surgical delivers high-quality surgical services directly to patients with cost certainty, providing the peace of mind to proactively deal with both preventative and corrective healthcare issues. WellBridge has set the new standard for consumer-friendly healthcare in the Indianapolis area, supported by fixed, up-front pricing and an unparalleled level of patient understanding with respect to the most effective curative options. Cochlear implantation surgery via ASC care is just one of the many ways that WellBridge is leading the field in patient advocacy and service. Check out our website at https://wellbridgesurgical.com for more information.