An adenoidectomy is a procedure common with children who require surgical removal of the adenoids. The adenoids are composed of lymphoid tissue and are located in the back of the nasal passages. Dr. Paine can perform an adenoidectomy for children or adults with enlarged or infected adenoids that need to be removed.
Should You Consider an Adenoidectomy?
Children or adults suffering from enlarged or infected adenoids may struggle with problems such as:
- Trouble breathing
- Snoring or sleep apnea
- Sinus/ear infections
An adenoidectomy may be the best solution for improving these symptoms and restoring proper breathing functions. While adenoidectomies are most commonly performed on children, Dr. Paine can perform this surgery for adults as well.
If you or your child requires an adenoidectomy, Dr. Paine can cover the details of your procedure during your private consultation. He will explain the necessary steps and provide you with guidance and instructions to help with the recovery period.
The Adenoidectomy Procedure
Your child will be asked to wear comfortable clothing for his or her adenoidectomy. Children should avoid wearing any jewelry or carrying any valuables in their pockets; however, Dr. Paine recommends younger children bring one of their favorite toys or a blanket to their procedure to help keep them comfortable. General anesthesia is used to perform the procedure.
After an Adenoidectomy
Following surgery, your child will be monitored for several hours in a recovery room. He or she will normally be able to return home with you that same day. It is important that your child follows a diet of mostly soft and easy to eat foods. Your child should be slowly eased into eating small meals, but hot liquids should be avoided for several days.
Dr. Paine will prescribe antibiotics for your child after surgery. These should be taken as directed in the full amount provided to ensure proper healing. Most patients will need to miss about 7-10 days of work or school. We will schedule a follow-up appointment roughly 10 to 14 days after the initial surgery.
Contact our office to schedule your adenoidectomy with West Virginia ENT specialist and board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. A. James Paine, Jr.