Adenoidectomy (Adenoid Removal)


Permanent relief from adenoids problems with minimally invasive surgery


What is Adenoidectomy?

Adenoidectomy is the surgery to remove the adenoids gland because they have become enlarged because of infection or allergies.

This Surgery will prevent persistent nasal obstruction or sinus infection which causes throat complications.

Adenoids are a mass of lymph tissue that is present behind the nasal passage.

Surgery is the solution if antibiotics don’t work.


What are adenoids?

Adenoids are glands located above the roof of the mouth, behind the nose. They look like small lumps of tissue and serve an important purpose in young children. Adenoids are part of the immune system and help protect the body from viruses and bacteria. Adenoids begin to shrink around age 5 to 7 in children and can be almost completely gone by the teenage years.

Causes for Adenoids Enlargement?

  1. Infections – Bacterial, viral, etc
  2. Allergies
  3. Injury

Symptoms of Adenoid Enlargement

  1. Difficult in breathing through the nose
  2. Snoring or sleep apnea
  3. Sore Throat
  4. Painful swallowing
  5. Ear infections – pain and discharge
  6. Sinus infections and nasal discharge



ENT specialist will examine the patient which includes

  1. Physical examination
  2. Blood Tests or throat culture tests
  3. X-ray
  4. Small camera behind the nose



Based on your child’s symptoms and if his or her adenoids appear enlarged, your doctor may recommend that the adenoids be removed.

Surgery is the solution if antibiotics don’t work.

An adenoidectomy is mostly done for children who are between the ages of 1 and 7. By the time a child is 7, the adenoids begin to shrink, and they are considered a vestigial organ in adults.

Types of Adenoidectomy Surgery

  • Conventional Adenoidectomy:-Conventional adenoidectomy involves removing infected adenoids with the help of curettage.
  • Laser Coblation Adenoidectomy:-Laser Coblation Adenoidectomy is conducted by using coblator machine to remove infected adenoids. This is a very precise procedure and no bleeding occurs. Recovery time is also very short.

  • Frequently asked questions:-

    1. Why opt for Adenoidectomy?

    Adenoid glands are part of the immune system and help protect the body from viruses and bacteria. An adenoidectomy is a surgery to remove the adenoids because they have become swollen or enlarged because of an infection or allergies.

    1. Benefits of Adenoidectomy
    • No more breathing through the mouth and snoring
    • Good quality of sleep
    • No more frequent ear infections
    • Remove infected adenoids
    • No more frequent illness
    1. Is removing adenoids a good idea?

    If enlarged adenoids are causing breathing issues, problems swallowing, or recurrent ear infections, removing them may be the best option. The surgery is safe and effective for most children

    Is an Adenoidectomy Painful?
    In most cases, kids can go home the same day as the procedure. some may need to stay overnight for observation. the typical recovery after an adenoidectomy often involves a few days of mild pain and discomfort, Which may include sore throat, runny nose, noisy breathing, or bad breath.

    Do adenoids affect Speech?
    Pitch, Tone, and articulation can all be negatively impacted by swollen adenoids.

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