What is Adenoidectomy Surgery?

The adenoids are part of a group of lymphoid tissues (like the glands in the neck or the tonsils) that help to fight off infection from germs that are breathed in or swallowed. The adenoids 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 surgery, the adenoids are removed through the mouth.

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Adenoidectomy - who is it for?

Who Is Adenoidectomy For?

An adenoidectomy is usually recommended for patients, especially children, who have a very blocked nose or disturbed sleep. It can reduce fluid collecting in the middle ear (also known as glue ear).

What are the benefits?

The patient should get relief from a blocked or runny nose, and may experience a better quality of sleep. The operation may improve the quality of your child’s voice.

What happens During Surgery?

The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes about 20 minutes.

Your surgeon will remove the adenoids through the patient’s mouth. The surgeon will place a pack in the back of the nose until the bleeding stops.

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?

The patient will need 2 days off school or work to avoid catching an infection that could lead to bleeding.

Most patients make a good recovery.

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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 year of age or over
  • 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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