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Question by  MaryM (25)

What are the medical procedures for removing tonsils and adenoids?

My child will be having their tonsils and adenoids removed, can you provide me with informaiton on what they do?


Answer by  patti (29325)

There are a number of effective ways to remove tonsils/adenoids. Most ENT surgeons use a scalpel. The surgery is fairly simply and straightforward. For the best peace of mind, have a talk with the surgeon about the procedure.


Answer by  markochiguegmailcom (514)

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are the medical procedures to remove the tonsils and adenoids, respectively. Often, chronic infections in these tissues or airway obstruction caused by their enlargement necessitate their removal.


Answer by  Gigi23 (139)

A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are typically outpatient surgical procedures. The procedure takes less than an hour and is performed under general anesthesia, although the patient can go home after they are fully awake, barring any complications. A nasal breathing tube is inserted and the tonsils and/or adenoids are removed with a scalpel or laser. Bleeding is minimal.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

Some kind of anestesia, either consious (they are awake but won't remember and don't care) or general (full sleep). They go through the mouth an make incisional cuts for the romval. Stiches to close the wounds. reversal of the anestesia and post-op monitoring. Soft diet for a few days.


Answer by  mynameisglory (61)

When having your tonsils & Adenoids removed you are put under general anesthesia. A Surgeon then removes the tonsils & adenoids with a scalpel and cauterizes the area to stop bleeding.


Answer by  Anonymous

i think i need it done im 13 and terified !

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