Adenoidectomy Procedure

Aenoidectomy Procedure

How to prepare for the surgery?

Before the adenoidectomy, your child has to do some preoperative blood tests and body scans as suggested by the doctor.
The doctor will record your child's medical history and check if there are any bleeding problems, allergies, medical-related problems, and overall general health.
Your healthcare provider will give separate instructions about surgery-related precautions like when to avoid eating and drinking before the surgery, etc. If you have any doubts about the operation, talk to your doctor.

During the procedure -

  • A surgeon will conduct an adenoidectomy operation under general anaesthesia.
  • The removal of adenoids is done through the mouth. The operating surgeon will insert a small instrument into your child's mouth to open it. The surgeon will then eliminate the adenoids by making a small incision or cauterising, sealing the area with a hot device.
  • Cauterizing and covering the area with gauze will restrict bleeding during the procedure. Stitches are not always necessary.

After the procedure

  • After the operation, your child will be shifted to another room for monitoring. The child will be administered IV medications and painkillers to reduce pain and swelling.
  • After going through all the health reports, the doctor will decide when to discharge the patient. The child can completely recover from an adenoidectomy surgery in one to two weeks.
  • It is normal if your kid has a sore throat for a few weeks after surgery. Give lots of fluids to your child to avoid dehydration, as good hydration helps to reduce pain.

Avoid giving spicy, hot, or hard foods for the initial days. The following is a list of good diet options -
  • Water
  • Fruit juice
  • Ice cream
  • Curd and rice
  • Pudding
  • Apple sauce
  • Warm chicken soup
  • Soft-cooked meats and vegetables
  • Khichdi

Adenoidectomy risks

Adenoidectomy risks include the common risk factors found in all other surgeries.

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Pain
  • Failure to resolve symptoms
  • Risks with anaesthesia

  • Other complications of adenoidectomy include:
  • Injury to the soft palate.
  • Injury to the eustachian tube
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency and incompetence
  • Irreversible changes in voice quality

Frequently Asked Questions:

Adenoid glands contribute little to our body's immunity. Therefore, the surgery does not affect our immunity in a big way.

Bad breath due to adenoidectomy can stay for ten days.

The average cost of Adenoidectomy in India is Rs. 93,000.

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