Has anybody come across a procedure called a cochleosacculotomy? In this procedure, a small curette or wire loop is used to reach into the vestibule of the inner ear and remove the fluid-filled saccule. An investigator at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute in Boston has found that this operation relieves symptoms of vertigo.

(by Dr John Shea III, M.D.)
This procedure was championed by the former Chief at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harold Schuknecht, M.D.. Dr. Schuknecht is now retired, but he has made many major contributions to otology, and is one of the "stars" in the otology firmament. Others have been consistently unable to achieve his good results with this procedure, and it is only rarely performed now.
Surgical treatment for Meniere's Disease is controversial (as is medical treatment). Destructive surgery is generally felt to be highly effective in relieving vertigo. Labyrinthectomy is a procedure which has been around for 30 years: the inner ear is 'disconnected'. Result: no hearing, less tinnitus, less fullness, virtually no vertigo (>98% success rate). The down side is that this surgery PRODUCES TOTAL, PERMANENT DEAFNESS IN THE OPERATED
EAR It is performed only on those patients with no useable hearing to begin with. Also, the patient is forced to rely on the health of the balance system in the opposite ear. If Meniere's should develop in the only connected ear, symptoms can be much worse than before labyrinthectomy.