General information: Registering for ear surgery

Organisational procedure

You have the option of having the consultation, examination and surgery on your protruding ears on the same day. However, you also have the option of initially only taking part in an approximate 1-hour clarification discussion which Dr. Merck or Dr. Bern conduct daily with the patient undergoing surgery on that day. This consultation is free and non-binding for you. After the discussion you will also have the opportunity to ask Dr. Merck or Dr. Bern personal questions. If you do wish to have surgery, you can then make an appointment for an operation on another day.

If you have registered for surgery on your protruding ears using the “Dr. Merck stitch method”, we ask you to arrive on the day of surgery at 8:45 a.m. for photo documentation.

After the photo documentation there will be a consultation which will finish between 10:30 and 11:00. The morning surgery then starts at about 11:00 and ends between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. You may eat and drink before surgery, but we recommend a light breakfast. The afternoon surgery starts at approximately 2:30 p.m. and ends between 4: 30 and 5:00 p.m. We cannot always rule out time delays, so you need to take that into account if you will be taking the train or plane on your return journey. Even if your surgery is scheduled for the afternoon, we ask you to be present at 8:45 a.m. for the preliminary discussion. You can spend your time before your ear surgery in the afternoon by shopping, going for a meal or having a coffee.

 A follow-up examination with Dr. Merck or Dr. Bern is not necessary after your surgery. You can go home after the surgery, but are not allowed to drive. You can be driven home or travel home via train or plane.