What Is An Adeno-Tonsillectomy?​

The adenoids and tonsils are part of a group of lymphoid tissues (like the glands in the neck) that help to fight off infection. The adenoids and tonsils enlarge naturally in children at around the age of 3 and usually shrink away again by the age of 7. The enlargement happens because children are exposed to a lot of new infections at this age and have many colds. During Adeno-Tonsillectomy surgery, both the tonsils and the adenoids are removed through the mouth.

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Adenotonsillectomy ​- who is it for?

Who Is Adeno-Tonsillectomy For?

Adeno-Tonsillectomy surgery is usually performed in children to help with recurring ear, nose and throat infections.

If your child’s adenoids are large, removing them will allow air to pass through your child’s nose while they are talking and eating. This may improve the quality of your child’s voice.

Tonsillitis happens if the tonsils become infected. This causes pain, fever and difficulty swallowing and can make your child feel unwell.

What are the benefits?

There are no other treatments for enlarged adenoids other than to leave them alone and wait for the problem to get better. By removing them, your child should get relief from a blocked or runny nose, and may get a better quality of sleep.

In addition, surgery is the only dependable way to stop tonsillitis from recurring.

What happens During Surgery?

The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes about 30 minutes.

Your surgeon will remove the adenoids through your child’s mouth. Your surgeon will perform the tonsillectomy through your child’s mouth using one of the following techniques.

  • Cold dissection technique – Your surgeon will use a steel instrument to peel or cut the tonsil away from the layer of muscle underneath it.
  • Diathermy technique – Your surgeon will use a special instrument that uses heat to stop the bleeding
  • Coblation technique – Your surgeon will use an instrument that uses radio-frequency energy to dissolve the tonsil

How long will I stay in hospital?

The patient should be able to go home the same day or the day after.

What is my recovery time?

It is important that the patient eats normal food that needs to be chewed and swallowed to ensure the muscles at the back of the throat keep moving.

If your child is undergoing the surgery, they will need to stay off school and away from groups of people for 2 weeks. This is to help prevent throat infections while your child’s throat is still healing.

Most children make a full recovery and return to normal activities.

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Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this Ear, Nose and Throat surgery if:

  • You are 1 years old or older
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months

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Do you qualify for This ENT Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this Ear, Nose and Throat surgery if:

  • You are 1 years old or older
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months