An adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure designed to improve airway obstruction by removing enlarged adenoids. Significantly enlarged adenoids can hinder proper airflow and nasal breathing, resulting in obstructive events during sleep.
An adenoidectomy is a 15 minute procedure performed under general anesthesia. The entire surgery is performed through the mouth, therefore, the patient does not have any visible incisions or bruising after surgery.
The post-operative course for an adenoidectomy results in a mild sore throat for about 5 days. Some patients also complain of mild nasal congestion.
For patients suffering from nasal obstruction and sleep disturbances due to enlarged adenoids, an adenoidectomy can significantly improve their symptoms.
If you would like to learn more about an adenoidectomy, feel free to contact us for further assessment and treatment.