Postoperative Care

Some physicians perform this procedure as outpatient surgery, whereas others do it as an inpatient procedure that entails on average a 3-day hospital stay. Patient recovery is much faster with the addition of vestibular rehabilitation. Vestibular suppressants slow recovery by delaying compensation. Patients are given the following instructions and cautions:

1. No strenuous activity for 3 weeks.

2. They may have hearing loss for 3 to 4 weeks.

3. Dysequilibrium lasts for 6 to 8 weeks.

4. Motion sensitivity lasts for 2 to 3 weeks.

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