What is an
Adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of the adenoid tissue behind the nose. Along with the tonsils, enlarged adenoids can be a major contributor to airway obstruction leading to snoring and sleep apnea (primarily for children). Removing the adenoids can also provide relief for patients with chronically inflamed adenoids (adenoiditis), nasal congestion and ear pain.
How does an
Adenoidectomy surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center or hospital. It involves the surgeon carefully removing the adenoids from behind the nose. Sometimes, it is performed in conjunction with tonsil removal in a procedure called adenotonsillectomy.