Dr. Erdinc Aygenc

Dr. Erdinc Aygenc

ENT Specialist - ENT Surgeon

  Guven Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

  27 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Erdinc Aygenc is one of the finest ENT Specialist in Turkey. He is an experienced ENT Surgeon in the Turkey. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the Turkey. The physician is currently working as a Specialist, Guven Hospital, Turkey. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • Ankara University Faculty of Medicine
  • Medical Specialty: Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital - Ear Nose Throat

qualified. Dr. Erdinc Aygenc has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

Dr. Erdinc Aygenc has more than 27 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Cochlear Implant
  • Tympanoplasty
  • ENT
CERTIFICATIONS (1)
  • Fellow University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
MEMBERSHIPS (5)
  • Member of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Association
  • Member of Turkish Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Association
  • Member of Facial Plastic Surgery Association
  • Member of Laryngology Association
  • Member of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Procedures
Cochlear Implant

Cochlear implant is one of the several ways to treat hearing loss. It is an electronic device, a part of which lies on the cochlea (inner ear) and behind the ear that helps stimulate the nerve.

A cochlear implant is advised to a person suffering from complete deafness or partial hearing loss in one or both the ears. The device is used to bypass the usual or normal mechanism by which a person is able to hear external sounds.

Who requires cochlear implant?

Cochlear implant is typically suggested to patient with sensorineural hearing loss. This condition may arise when there is a damage to the tiny hair that are present on cochlea. These tiny hears catch the vibration of an external sound and transfer it to the auditory nerve, which then sends the signal to the part of brain responsible for hearing.

In cases of damaged cochlear hair, the vibrations are not picked up and no signal is sent to the auditory nerve. In such patients, a cochlear implant can help transmit the signal directly to the auditory nerve.

Components of Cochlear Implant

A typical cochlear implant consists of two parts – one is the stimulator, while the other one is a processor.

  • Stimulator: The receiver-stimulator component of the cochlear implant is placed under the skin with the help of a surgery. It helps stimulate the auditory nerve, which then sends signals to the brain.
  • Processor:The processor part is fixed behind the ear, just like a hearing aid. However, it is a bit larger than a typical hearing aid. This component helps process surrounding sounds and speech.
Tympanoplasty

People from all age groups can get affected by ear disorders and hearing impairment problems. In the United States, a survey revealed that under the age of 65, over 60 per cent of the population suffers from problems related to hearing loss. However, almost 25 per cent of people aged above 65 experience a significant loss of hearing. Thankfully, different types of ENT surgeries are available to treat problems related to the ear.

Most often, people are diagnosed with problems related to the eardrum, or tympanum, and the infection in the cells of the mastoid bone. The tympanum is the thin membranous structure present between the outer and the middle ear. It vibrates when sound waves hit on it and this enables us to hear.

A repair surgery called tympanoplasty is required to treat a perforation or hole in the eardrum. The middle ear is sterile but due to rupture of the eardrum, an infection can also occur. It may also be required for repairing of tiny bones present behind the eardrum or ossicles in the mastoid bone. This repair is known as mastoidectomy.

Tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy are therefore conducted together in many cases. This procedure is known as tympano-mastoidectomy.

Causes of Hearing Loss

There are several reasons that may cause loss of hearing, including the following:

  • Birth defect

  • An ear infection that has grown very severe and left untreated for long

  • The injury suffered by the ear

  • Ear subjected to excessive levels of noise

  • Hearing loss as a result of age

  • Other reasons

Symptoms of Hole in Eardrum

Some of the common symptoms of a puncture in eardrum include the following:

  • Sharp pain in the ear that disappears abruptly

  • Excessive pressure, which will suddenly disappear with the rupture and pus formation in the ear

  • Loss of hearing

  • Dizziness

Types of Tympanoplasty

Type 1 tympanoplasty or myringoplasty is the surgery that ensures restoration of the eardrum that got perforated with drafting

Type II tympanoplasty addresses membrane perforations with erosion in the bone malleus. Grafting is done on the incus bone or in the remains of the malleus.

Type III tympanoplasty is meant for destruction of two ossicles and intact and mobile stapes bone. A graft is placed on the stapes and it provides protection for the total assembly.

Type IV tympanoplasty is useful for cases of ossicular destruction, which has all or part of the arch of stapes included. A graft is placed around the mobile stapes footplate

Type V tympanoplasty is useful when the footplate of the stapes bone is fixed. 

For treating Cholesteatoma, tympanoplasty can be combined with stapedectomy and mastoidectomy and in many cases, a second operation is required to ensure the infection is totally eradicated.

Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Erdinc Aygenc have?
Dr. Erdinc Aygenc is specialized in Turkey and of the most sought after doctors in ENT Specialist.
Does Dr. Erdinc Aygenc offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Erdinc Aygenc have?
Dr. Erdinc Aygenc is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 27 Years years of experience.
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