Atlanta adenoid removal surgery must be performed only by certified and qualified otolaryngologists for a safe and successful procedure. ENT of Georgia South otolaryngologists are experienced and adept in performing Atlanta adenoid removal surgery for patients in Atlanta and neighboring cities.
Adenoidectomy in Atlanta
Adenoidectomy, or adenoid removal, is the process of removing the adenoids. Adenoids are glands found in the mouth’s roof, situated behind the soft palate where the nose is connected with the throat. These glands are responsible for producing white blood cells that counter infections. They shrink during adolescence and totally disappears by adulthood.
Adenoid removal is done in conjunction of tonsillectomy or tonsil removal. These two glands becomes inflamed due to chronic throat and respiratory infections, which may interfere with breathing causing snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, breathing problems and the like.
According to the National Institute of Health; adenoidectomy, combined with tonsillectomy, is the second most common surgeries performed on children in the US.
Symptoms of Adenoid Enlargement
The most common symptoms of adenoid enlargement include:
- Frequent infections to the ear
- Sore throat
- Swallowing difficulty
- Nasal breathing difficulty
- Habitual mouth breathing
- Obstructive sleep apnea
Atlanta adenoid removal is required for children, in the following cases:
- Lack or response to symptom medications and antibiotic treatments
- Recurring for more than five times in a year
- Occurs thrice of more in a two-year period
How Adenoidectomy is Performed
Prior to surgery, a thorough physical examination and soliciting of patient history is done to make sure the operation fits the patient and that no complications arise during or after the surgery.
Adenoidectomy is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. This is often done as an outpatient procedure. The adenoid glands are removed through the mouth by inserting a small instrument into the patient’s mouth to prop it open. Then, small incisions, or through cauterizing, is done to remove the adenoids. Stitches are usually not required.
Post- Surgery Care
After the operation, the patient is taken to a ward until he or she wakes up. Here, a nurse will monitor the patient’s temperature until he or she wakes up. Medications for pain reduction and swelling may be described. The patient may recover in full after two weeks.
ENT of Georgia South Adenoidectomy
With the finest medical expertise of doctors from ENT of Georgia South, you can be assured that your child’s Atlanta adenoid removal surgery will be successful without any complications. We offer the best post-operative care procedure on top of our recognized and highly commended medical services, so you will have a peace of mind to know that you are only getting the best.