Removing adenoids improves breathing

It can also improve Glue Ear in children

 


THE PROCEDURE

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.


AFTERCARE

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


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