Surfer's Ear



Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat can provide relief of symptoms from surfer’s ear through a minimally-invasive procedure, performed within the comfort of our own surgery center. Dr. McAfee, our fellowship trained neurotologist, is the only surgeon in the tri-state area that uses a minimally invasive procedure to remove the painful bone growths that often develop with repeated bouts of ear exposure to cold water and wind. With the use of surgical osteotomes, bony growths are removed through the ear canal without need for a drill or incision behind the ear. This procedure may permanently correct common effects of surfer’s ear, resulting in:

  • Hearing restoration
  • Elimination of water trapping
  • Elimination of recurring ear infection

Other benefits of this minimally invasive procedure:

  • No overnight hospital stay
  • More rapid healing and recovery for a quicker return to water sports
  • Only mild discomfort, which can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat today at: 732-280-7855