Removing adenoids improves breathing

It can also improve Glue Ear in children



This procedure is usually performed as a day case under general anaesthetic. It normally takes about 15 minutes.

The adenoids are removed by a special instrument called suction diathermy through the mouth. The diathermy probe shrinks the adenoids. There is a small risk of bleeding afterwards.


Most patients are able to go back to school or work within a few days of the operation

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Coronavirus update:

Mr Kirkland offers both video and face to face consultations for his patients. If you are elderly, vulnerable or shielding, a video consultation in the first instance can be beneficial. Quite often, we are able to instigate treatment or investigations following video consultation. If you are happy to be seen in a face to face consultation, we follow strict hospital guidelines regarding COVID-19 to prioritise patient and staff safety.