Surgical removal of an enlarged adenoid is called adenoidectomy.

No matter how simple it looks, every surgery is usually worrying for children and parents. By explaining her or him what to expect, you can help your child be prepared for surgery.

In adenoidectomy:

  • Your child will be under general anesthesia. This means that the surgery will be performed in an operating room and your child will be monitored by an anesthesiologist during surgery.
  • Your child will sleep for about 20 minutes
  • The surgeon will remove the enlarged adenoid through the mouth. There is no need to make a skin incision.


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