Infant Adenoid Surgery
What is pediatric adenoid surgery?
When the adenoids, or the patch of tissue at the back of the nasal passage, becomes enlarged and infected, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure to remove the adenoids. This is a relatively simple procedure that is sometimes performed in conjunction with tonsillectomy.
Why is pediatric adenoid surgery performed?
Adenoid removal is an important procedure to undergo if an infant or child is suffering from:
- Repeated sinus infections or ear infections
- Snoring or problems sleeping/breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Nasal blockage/stuffy nose
What does adenoid surgery in children involve?
Adenoid removal in children usually involves a general anesthesia and a short hospital visit. The entire procedure is generally under 30 minutes, and is done through the mouth. After the surgery, young children and infants will likely stay for monitoring for one night or less, and are usually recovered fully quickly.
Speak with your New York ENT doctor about what surgery will look like for your infant or young child.
What are the benefits of pediatric adenoid surgery?
Benefits of pediatric adenoidectomy surgery include:
- Short recovery time
- Usually no stitches involved (heals naturally)
- Relief from problems caused by adenoids
If your child is suffering from enlarged adenoids and may benefit from adenoid surgery, the first step is to schedule an evaluation with an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor. Board certified physicians with New York ENT have extensive experience performing pediatric adenoid surgery. Fill out the form on this page or call our office at (212) 873-6168 to schedule an appointment today.