Deepa Galaiya is a fellowship-trained neurotologist and lateral skull base surgeon. Her clinical practice specializes in surgical and medical treatment of middle ear, inner ear, skull base and facial nerve disorders in children and adults. This includes treatment of skull base tumors, vestibular schwannomas (or acoustic neuromas), cochlear implants, chronic ear disease, hearing loss, cholesteatomas, otosclerosis, cerebrospinal fluid leaks and ear drum perforations. She is trained in endoscopic ear surgery, a minimally invasive approach to treat cholesteatoma and ear drum perforations that reduces the need for visible incisions. She will be serving the patient population in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., metro areas.
Dr. Galaiya’s research interests include development of a force-sensing microforceps for cochlear implantation to assess electrode insertion, tip foldover and basilar membrane rupture. Her other projects involve computer vision for surgical navigation, tool-to-tissue registration for robotic temporal bone surgery, optimization of surgical ergonomics and assessment of forces used in middle ear prosthesis placement with a cooperative control robotic arm.