Particle repositioning procedures can help relieve benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) which causes short, intense, episodes of dizziness when the head is moved in certain positions.
How to Prepare
There is nothing specific that you have to prepare for. Please wear clothing that will allow you to move freely from lying on your back to lying on your stomach.
What to expect
You will be moved into approximately 3 to 5 different positions in order to move the particles into another part of your inner ear. There are different positions and maneuvers depending on the severity of the BPPV and the location of the dislodged particles. During the maneuvers, each position is held for about 45 seconds or as long as the symptoms last.
You may feel a bit unsettled after the particle repositioning. It is recommended that you bring someone to drive you home. It is also recommended that you refrain from any strenuous activity (such as heavy lifting, bending down or looking up for long periods of time, etc) after the procedure.
Please to refer a patient for particle repositioning.
The referral forms can be faxed to us at: 416-340-3745.
Tel: (416) 340-3666
7th Floor, Eaton North Wing - Room 213
Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth St.
Toronto, ON. M5G 2C4
Monday: 8am - 4pm
Tuesday: 8am - 4pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4pm
Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm
*Note: We close for lunch from
12-1pm except for Fridays
To get to us: Take any elevator within the hospital to the 7th floor. We are located near the Eaton Elevators. Once you reach the 7th floor, follow the signs to Hearing & Balance, room 213.
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