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Understanding Adenotonsillectomy:

Adenotonsillectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the adenoids and tonsils. This procedure is commonly performed to treat chronic infections, breathing difficulties, sleep apnea, and other conditions related to the tonsils and adenoids. By removing these tissues, adenotonsillectomy can improve airway function, reduce infection frequency, and enhance overall health and quality of life.

Qualification and Consultation:

Before undergoing adenotonsillectomy, patients will have a comprehensive consultation with our experienced ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialists. During this consultation, the surgeon will assess the patient’s medical history, symptoms, and perform a physical examination to determine if adenotonsillectomy is the appropriate treatment.

Indications for AdenotonsillectomyAdenotonsillectomy may be recommended for various conditions, including

  • Chronic Tonsillitis: Recurrent or persistent infections of the tonsils that do not respond to medical treatment.
  • Sleep Apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids that block the airway during sleep.
  • Breathing Difficulties: Chronic nasal obstruction or breathing difficulties due to enlarged adenoids and tonsils.
  • Recurrent Ear Infections: Frequent ear infections associated with enlarged adenoids blocking the Eustachian tubes.
  • Tonsil Stones: Formation of tonsil stones (tonsilloliths) that cause bad breath and discomfort.

Treatment and ProcedureAdenotonsillectomy is typically performed under general anesthesia and involves the following steps:

  • Preparation: Patients receive pre-operative instructions, including fasting guidelines and medication adjustments, to prepare for surgery.
  • Surgical Procedure: The surgeon removes the tonsils and adenoids through the mouth using specialized surgical instruments. The procedure usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Recovery and Post-operative Care: After surgery, patients are monitored in the recovery area before being discharged home. Post-operative care includes pain management, hydration, and dietary recommendations to promote healing.

Recovery ProcessThe recovery period following adenotonsillectomy typically lasts about one to two weeks. Patients may experience throat pain, mild bleeding, and difficulty swallowing, which gradually improve as healing progresses. Our team provides detailed post-operative instructions and follow-up care to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal outcomes.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Adenotonsillectomy?

  • Experienced ENT Specialists: Our board-certified ENT surgeons have extensive experience in performing adenotonsillectomy procedures, utilizing advanced techniques to ensure safety and effectiveness.
  • Comprehensive Care: Neo TrueNorth offers personalized care throughout the treatment process, from initial consultation to post-operative follow-up, ensuring that patients receive the highest level of support and attention.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our modern surgical facilities are equipped with the latest technology and amenities to provide a comfortable and safe environment for adenotonsillectomy procedures.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction, striving to deliver compassionate and individualized care to every patient.

Improve your breathing, reduce infections, and enhance your quality of life with adenotonsillectomy at Neo TrueNorth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how this procedure can benefit you or your child.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Mahesh Meda

ENT Surgeon

Dr Lekha

ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist