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MIPS – A new minimally invasive surgery without sutures or scarring

For many people undergoing bone anchored hearing surgery, their post-surgical appearance can be a great concern. The new Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery has been designed to create the smallest possible incision that fits perfectly with the Ponto abutment. This removes the need for suturing, which means no scarring and quicker healing.

A truly minimally approach

The MIPS surgery takes a total of 10-15 minutes and is normally carried out under local anesthetic. A circular incision is made that matches the abutment exactly. The surgeon uses specially designed instruments for the procedure. This leaves the skin around the incision intact with no skin tissue or hair follicles removed from around the abutment.

A great effect on the cosmetic result

1 week post-op 3 weeks post-op

Short healing period

As the soft tissue is preserved by just creating a circular incision, the blood supply, micro circulation and nerves are left as intact as possible, which shortens the healing period.

Who can benefit from MIPS?

Most adults can successfully undergo MIPS surgery. For more details, talk to your doctor.


Why should you undergo MIPS surgery instead of other bone anchored hearing surgery procedures?

  • No scarring
    Thanks to the suture free surgery, the risk of scarring forming is kept to a minimum.
  • Improved cosmetic appearance
    By making the smallest possible incision, hair follicles are left intact around the abutment, which gives a discreet result. 
  • Minimized post-op complications 
    MIPS leaves the soft tissue around the abutment with a full blood supply and the micro-circulation and nerves intact. This is required for healthy skin.
  •  Direct Sound Transmission 
    The Ponto System uses Direct Sound Transmission because it delivers the best possible output and frequency range. Find out more about Ponto sound quality and direct sound transmission

See the MIPS procedure guide for more detailed information.

Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (MIPS)
Quick healing and great cosmetic outcomes
Steve's experience with MIPS
"The healing time was incredible. There was very little discomfort, very little pain, no mess…absolutely brilliant.”
Steve, Network Manager and MIPS patient, UK
What do people say?

“MIPS is a simple and well-designed technique that makes the surgery quicker and easier.”
James Tysome MA, PhD, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom


“Tissue preservation has been a great improvement for patients. With MIPS, the cosmetic outcomes are even better.”
Malou Hultcrantz, Professor, MD, PhD, Karolinska Institute, Sweden