Adenoid Removal Surgery – The Procedure Explained

Adenoid removal surgery is the procedure that’s carried out to remove the adenoids from the airway between the nose and the back of the throat. This common procedure is prescribed for patients suffering from chronic inflammation of the adenoids who have associated complaints of snoring, sinusitis and chronic colds.

Some Details About Adenoid Removal Surgery

Doctors feel that adenoids and tonsils help the body produce antibodies that fight infections and medical statistics have shown that there is no significant loss of immunity even after an adenoid removal surgery. An adenoidectomy surgery will be considered by a doctor in case the following recurrent symptoms are detected in an adenoid diagnosis:

I.            Frequent throat infections (tonsillitis) which recur despite treatment with antibiotics.

II.            Blocked respiratory passage with secondary symptoms of sleep apnoea, decreased sense of smell and congested nose.

III.            Presence of a peritonsillar abscess which does not disappear despite a fine needle aspiration. A peritonsillar abscess is a fluid filled cyst near the tonsils which is painful and causes pain while swallowing.

The tonsil and adenoid surgery takes around 30 to 60 minutes to be successfully completed and the adenoid removal surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, which adds to the preparation time. The patient needs to informed of some basic preparation tips before adenoidectomy. A patient is allowed to go home after an overnight stay, provided there are no complications or adenoid problems.

The adenoid removal surgery procedure is fairly simple as the tonsils and adenoids are visible through the open mouth. Stitches are not required after adenoid and tonsil removal although the patient may have to be on a liquid diet for a day.

Adenoid Removal Surgery

An electro cautery is often used during adenoid removal surgery (the hot method)

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