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How can surgery treat Meniere's disease?

Surgery cannot cure Meniere's disease. However, if the vertigo and dizziness that accompanies the disease is so bad that it's incapacitating, and other treatments don't work, there are surgeries that may help. Your doctor may cut the vestibular nerve in your inner ear that leads to the balance center of your brain, or drain fluid out of your inner ear. If you are nearly or completely deaf in the affected ear, your doctor may consider removing the inner ear (a labyrinthectomy). This may control the dizziness, but will cause total deafness in that ear.

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