Stapedectomy is a very successful surgical treatment for deafness that is caused by the medical condition Otosclerosis. Otosclerosis affects up to 2% of the population. It is often passed down “in the family” but can also occur spontaneously without any family history. Hearing loss is usually first noticed when those affected are in their twenties , but it can occur later in life.
This is a site specifically designed for people with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of otosclerosis. The site aims to answer some of the questions you may have about otosclerosis and outline the treatment options. Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure that all information in this site is correct we advise you to talk to your own doctor or specialist before taking any decisions about treatment.
Mr Jeremy Lavy
MBBS (Lon) FRCS (Eng) FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Mr Lavy is a Consultant Ear Surgeon at the Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital. He specialises totally in ear surgery and is Director of the UCL/RNTNE Cochlear Implant Programme. He has an interest in all conditions of the ear and his specialist area is stapes surgery where he has the biggest stapedectomy practice in the country.
Mr Lavy does around 200 stapes operations every year – this is more than anyone else in the UK
Royal National ENT Hospital
47-49 Huntley St,
1 Welbeck St,
+44 (0) 20 7935 3171
+44 (0) 20 7486 7431