What is adenoidectomy?

Adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of the adenoid for reasons which include impaired breathing through the nose, chronic infections, or recurrent earaches.
MGM Hospital CBD's skilled and experienced ENT surgeons perform adenoidectomy using advanced techniques to minimize discomfort and ensure quick recovery for patients.



Please visit our MGM hospital as soon as any of the following post-adenoidectomy symptoms appear:

  • Breathing problems through the nose Breathing through the mouth results in dry lips and a dry mouth.
  • Noisy breathing Bad breath Snoring During sleep, the breathing stops for a few seconds (obstructive sleep apnea)Long-lasting sinus infections.
  • Ear infections, middle ear fluid, and hearing loss Breathing problems through the nose Breathing through the mouth results in dry lips and a dry mouth.
  • Ear infections, middle ear fluid, and hearing loss.


The following adenoidectomy causes can be determined with the assistance of our medical experts at our MGM hospital:

  • This swelling (inflammation) can be caused by infections, allergies or other reasons.
  • Some children may also be born with abnormally large adenoids.
  • Swollen adenoids may need to be surgically removed if they're partially blocking your child's airway.


Our medical staff at MGM hospital CBD works with you to determine your personal adenoidectomy risk factors and suggests measures you may take to lower that risk:

  • Bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Scarring.
  • Pain.


Our medical staff at MGM hospital CBD has expertise performing the following preventative treatment for a variety of illnesses, including adenoidectomy:

  • After surgery your child should rest at home for several days. Light activities may be resumed when your child feels up to it. Strenuous physical activity is discouraged for 1 week. This includes gym class, swimming, and recess. Do not perform any strenuous activities, including gym, swimming, running, etc., for at least 1-2 weeks after the surgery.
  • Eat only a bland/soft or liquid diet during the first couple of days. You should also avoid eating fried, spicy, or crunchy foods as they may irritate the wound and delay your healing.
  • Take your medicines as prescribed, and do not self or over-medicate.
  • Visit your ENT surgeon for follow-up consultations for at least 3-4 weeks after the surgery to make sure you are healing appropriately.

How is it diagnosed?

The following tests are done by our medical professionals at MGM hospital: For adenoiditis diagnosis, the ENT doctor will first collect your medical history and perform a physical examination to discern the cause, extent, and severity of the condition. During the physical examination, the doctor will look at the throat tissues using a speculum and palpate the lymph nodes present in the throat region to check for inflammation.
MGM Hospital CBD provides expert surgical care for adenoidectomy, with skilled surgeons and a dedicated team of healthcare professionals ensuring a safe and successful procedure.
Adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing the adenoids, which are located in the back of the nose and above the roof of the mouth. MGM Hospital CBD provides diagnostic procedures for adenoidectomy, which may include:
• Physical examination
• Imaging tests
• Sleep studies


How is it treated?

MGM Hospital CBD provides expert treatment for adenoidectomy with skilled surgeons and a dedicated team of healthcare professionals.
The hospital provides comprehensive post-operative care, including pain management and follow-up visits with the surgeon. The expert doctors at MGM Hospital CBD will ensure that the patient receives the best possible care throughout the entire treatment process.


The patient is given a general anesthesia to ensure they do not feel any pain during the surgery.


The patient is positioned on their back with their mouth open and head tilted back.

Accessing the adenoids

The surgeon uses a specialized instrument called an adenotome, which is a small spoon-shaped device, to access the adenoids through the mouth.

Removal of adenoids

Using the adenotome or other surgical instruments, the surgeon carefully removes the adenoids from the back of the nasal cavity.


Once the adenoids are removed, the surgeon will use a small amount of absorbable material to stop any bleeding and promote healing.

During the recovery period

The surgery usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, and the patient can typically go home the same day. The recovery time can vary depending on the age and overall health of the patient, but most children can return to normal activities within a week or two. During the recovery period, the child will need to avoid activities that could potentially damage the throat, such as drinking acidic or carbonated beverages. The child will also need to follow up with their surgeon to ensure proper healing and to address any concerns or complications.

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Dr. Seemab A Khan

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