Dr. Segebrecht performed a canal wall down mastoidectomy on me in November 1989, after I had had four other unsuccessful canal wall up procedures by another surgeon that did not prevent recurrent cholesteatoma or infections. It took about a year for my ear to settle down, but since then, I have had no further disease, my hearing, even with titanium ossicles, is almost normal, and my ear is virtually self-cleaning. I only see an ENT about every 4-5 years to check in, and not only is my ear always healthy, but each one has said, who was your surgeon??? Dr. Segebrecht was very direct and thorough in his conversations with me about his treatment plan and did not rush patients through his practice, which had been my experience with my previous ENT. I am very thankful for his intervention in my ear disease. I am now 48 and have never had any other health issues before or after the cholesteatoma, and I get to enjoy that fact since my ear is under control. Thank you!