Known first and foremost for our surgical expertise, the Shea Ear Clinic Surgery Center serves as the heartbeat of our clinic where leading edge technology and surgical techniques result in the highest quality of care to all patients.
We understand that surgery can be a stressful experience for both patients and loved ones. Our surgeons, our Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and supporting staff do their very best to make the experience as safe and comfortable as possible.
At Shea Ear Clinic Surgery Center, we are dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for our patients through state-of-the-art medical care. We are committed to providing excellent care to all patients in a setting and manner that emphasizes quality of care, the ethical practice of medicine, a high degree of service, and sensitivity to the patient.
The physicians at Shea Ear Clinic have over 100 years of combined experience in otolaryngology (ENT). Dr. John Shea, Jr. developed the stapedectomy in 1956, as well as numerous other techniques and refinements through the 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's, and was an early pioneer of intratympanic perfusion (injecting medication in the middle ear for inner ear disorders like Meniere's disease) in the 1990's. In addition to ear procedures like tympanoplasty (repair of the ear drum), mastoidectomy (removal of infection from the bone behind the ear, stapedectomy (replacement of the stapes bone in the middle ear for otosclerosis), cochlear implantation (placement of a device into the inner ear to stimulate the hearing nerves for deaf patients), and eustachian tuboplasty (surgical occlusion of the eustachian tube for abnormally open conditions) , the surgeons at the Shea Ear Clinic perform many other ENT procedures like ventilation tubes (tubes in the ear drum to provide ventilation and drainage for the middle ear), tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy (removal of tonsils and adenoids), endoscopic sinus surgery (sinus surgery performed with telescopes through the nose), septoplasty (straightening of the midline structure between the sides of the nose), and facial cosmetic surgeries including rhinoplasty (repair or enhancement of the appearance of the nose) and blepharoplasty (removal of excess skin around the eyelids).
At the Shea Ear Clinic Surgery Center, you will receive the best possible care in our modern, comfortable, state-of-the-art facility which was specifically designed for outpatient ENT surgery. Each and every member of our staff is totally committed to exceptional patient care and service. Should you or a member of your family have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
If you are scheduled for surgery at Shea Ear Clinic, please make arrangements for a responsible adult to remain with you. Please do not bring minors, especially young children to the facility. Also, patients who receive general anesthesia cannot drive the day of their surgery. Please make sure the accompanying adult can drive or other transportation arrangements are made in advance. We have also added some helpful links below. You can download and review your physician’s postoperative instructions prior to your visit. Your physician will be glad to answer further questions.
At the American Neurotology Society Spring Meeting, Dr. Brian J. McKinnon’s team presented their latest ongoing research on the development of a novel cochlear implant thin film array electrode.
Throughout the course of his life, Dr. John Shea Jr. has made major historical breakthroughs and advancements in medicine. Recently, Shea donated 406 papers, including more than 300 published articles, to the Memphis Public Library’s Memphis Room..