Adenoidectomy – Adenoiditis – Enlarged Adenoids

Questions

  • Do you  have constant nasal blockage?
  • Do you have constant postnasal drip?
  • Do you get frequent ear infections or pressure?
  • Do you have to breathe with your mouth open?
  • Do you snore?

 

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About Adenoidectomy

  • Adenoids are located high in the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth. 
  • Removal of the adenoids is an adenoidectomy. 
  • This operation is usually performed to relieve one or more of these problems:
    • Constant or repeated nasal blockage or congestion due to large adenoids
    • Frequent sinus infections with postnasal drainage, phlegm or boogies
    • Recurrent ear problems such as pressure or infections
  • Adenoidectomy is an outpatient surgical procedure lasting between 30 and 45 minutes and performed under general anesthesia