Please contact Dr. Ruffin if your question is not addressed below.
Cochlear implant surgery is very safe. The risks are similar to having your appendix or gallbladder removed. The need for another operation following cochlear implant surgery is very low.
This can be divided in to two situations:
Scientific researchers are still working to understand why this occurs.
These complications occur less than 5% (5 times out of every 100 cochlear implants).
These happen fewer than 1 out of every 100 CI surgeries. In other words the rate is between 1 in 200 to 1,000 CI surgeries).
It is becoming increasingly clear that untreated hearing loss has a severe impact on brain health. Delaying a cochlear implant is undertreating hearing loss. Between 1 to 9% of patients with untreated hearing loss will develop dementia. The risk of dementia may exceed the risk of serious cochlear implant complications.
Dr. Ruffin is committed to providing every patient with outstanding care. Hear what patients of Dr. Ruffin have to say about their experience with him.See all reviews
Dr. Ruffin was the first person in over 10 years to actually take the time to really listen to me. He took the time to figure out what’s actually going on without chalking it up to something simple and sending me on my way.
I really appreciated Chad's honesty with options, having surgery being a last result and most of all explaining everything in layman's terms. I couldn't be happier with my experience and really appreciate him getting to the bottom of my ear issue and making it feel better than it ever has!
Dr. Ruffin was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate. He took the time to fully understand the issues and was able to provide immediate relief. Nothing short of a miracle here. Furthermore, the entire team was very kind and professional. One of the best medical experiences I have had!