BOMBAY ENT’s board-certified doctors provide a wide range throat and neck treatments. Our doctors specialize in tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy treatments, and can provide compassionate care backed by years of experience in ear, nose and throat health.
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What is a tonsillectomy?
The tonsils are two lumps of tissue located on either side of the back of the throat. They are often removed when they become enlarged due to infection. A tonsillectomy is the surgical procedure that removes these infected or enlarged tonsils. Often, the adenoids, which are located just above the tonsils behind the nose, are also removed at the same time as a tonsillectomy if they have become enlarged as well (adenoid hypertrophy). When the adenoids are removed, it is known as an adenoidectomy. A tonsillectomy can be performed by ear, nose and throat physicians.
Why is a tonsillectomy performed?
A tonsillectomy is considered necessary if a patient has had several throat infections in a short period of time, or is suffering an ongoing case of tonsillitis that does not respond to treatment with medication. Additionally, patients suffering from upper airway restrictions due to enlarged tonsils may need a tonsillectomy to relieve snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A tonsillectomy may be performed in a variety of ways and is often combined with the removal of the adenoids. The surgical method chosen is dependent on the patient’s overall medical condition and the severity of the infection.
What does a tonsillectomy involve?
The tonsillectomy procedure is an outpatient surgery, performed under general anesthesia. In general, patients who undergo the procedure are discharged within several hours. Sometimes, when a patient is suffering from OSA, they are kept overnight for further monitoring during sleep.
What are the advantages of a tonsillectomy?
Advantages of undergoing a tonsillectomy include:
If you are suffering from tonsillitis and believe you may need tonsillectomy surgery, the first step towards feeling better is to schedule an evaluation with an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor. Board certified physicians with BOMBAY ENT have extensive experience performing tonsillectomy in adults. Fill out the form on this page or call our office at (212) 873-6168 to schedule an appointment today.
What is an adenoidectomy?
An adenoidectomy is the surgical procedure for adenoid removal. The adenoids are a cluster of tissues that sit above the tonsils behind the nose and the roof of the mouth. When these become enlarged, it is known as adenoid hypertrophy, which is a medical condition that should be treated by an ear, nose and throat physician. Enlarged adenoids treatment options may vary depending on the severity of the condition, and in some cases require adenoidectomy.
Why is an adenoidectomy performed?
Adenoidectomies are performed when patients suffer from multiple cases of enlarged adenoids or strep throat that cannot be successfully treated with medication. It may also be recommended by your doctor if you have suffered from repeated or severe cases of adenoid hypertrophy. Additionally, patients who suffer from snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may also benefit from an adenoidectomy when the adenoids become so swollen that they interfere with normal breathing.
What does an adenoidectomy involve?
An adenoidectomy is an outpatient procedure that is short in duration. The patient is given general anesthesia during the procedure, and waits several hours after surgery to leave the hospital or clinic. In general, patients will recover within 10 days, and have minimal changes to diet during recovery.
If you are suffering from adenoid hypertrophy and believe you may need an adenoidectomy, the first step towards feeling better is to schedule an evaluation with an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor. Board certified physicians with BOMBAY ENT have extensive experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of neck and throat conditions. Fill out the form on this page or call our office at (212) 873-6168 to schedule an appointment today.