Endoscopic – Adenoidectomy


Endoscopic Adenoidectomy

Adenoidectomy is a process to remove Adenoid, a lump of lymphatic tissue located behind the nasal passage. Adenoidectomy is often performed on children and that makes it even more important to make an informed decision about it.

Adenoid is lymphatic tissue located behind the nasal passage. Infected or enlarged adenoid can interfere with breathing causing snoring, sleep apnea, sinus, or ear infection in children. It is very important to take your child to the doctor as the first symptoms occur. Dr Sumanth T J  will be able to help you decide the right treatment procedure and answer all your queried related to the surgery. In Dr. Sumanth Specialty Clinic we understand your anxiety as parents and our doctor is compassionate about helping you and your child in dealing with the issue.

Endoscopic Adenoidectomy is the most modern, non-invasive procedure to treat adenoid. Using endoscopic technology doctors can perform adenoidectomy more completely and acutely.  In comparison to traditional method which often involved certain risks, endoscopy significantly reduces the risk factor and increase chances of success.

Children have smaller nasal passage which offers difficulty to doctors to reach to the right location in conventional methods. Though complication after adenoidectomy is rare but it causes significant pain and discomfort in the patient. Using endoscopic process which involves using special instruments for performing the surgery doctors can perform the surgery with more precision and avoid complications at later stages.

Pediatric adenoidectomy is performed the same way like other endoscopic surgeries.  An endoscopic tube is passed through the mouth of the patient and special instruments are passed through it. The tube is attached with a wide angle endoscopic camera that allows better view and navigation of the site.

Endoscopic Adenoidectomy is normally performed as outpatient, i.e. the patient is allowed to go home on the same day after completely recovering from the effect of anesthesia. The doctors will prescribe medication and anti-biotic to speed up the healing process. The child may vomit once or twice right after the surgery but if the condition persists you need to call the doctor. The doctor will prescribe light and cool diet for the patient for few days and write for follow up check-ups.

Things to remember for Endoscopic Adenoidectomy

As a parent it is very important for you to update and inform your child about upcoming surgery. Here are a few tips to follow.

  • Keep your child informed. Tell them the surgery will make them healthier
  • Don’t give any food to your child prior to six hours of the surgery
  • Don’t give them any medication containing aspirin
  • Keep them on light diet post surgery
  • If the child complains of discomfort see the doctor

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