The adenoid glands can become swollen or enlarged, resulting in recurring infections that lead to breathing problems, snoring, sleep apnea, sinusitis, congestion, and poor nasal drainage. Our skilled, dedicated ENT providers at The Barranco Clinic perform adenoidectomy (removal of the adenoid glands) to improve well-being, comfort, and overall quality of life.

How the Surgery is Performed

Prior to surgery, the adenoids will be investigated through x-rays or by using an endoscope to accurately view any enlargement or swelling. Once surgery is decided upon as the best option, the procedure will be scheduled at a time convenient for you.

Adenoidectomy is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The ENT surgeon will remove the glands through the mouth using a scalpel and a cauterizing device to minimize bleeding. Once the surgery is complete, the patient can return home to begin their recovery.

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Benefits of Adenoidectomy 

Adenoidectomy can help promote smoother, easier breathing and a more restful night’s sleep. When the adenoid glands are enlarged, the patient may snore or deal with sleep apnea where their breathing starts and stops at night. In children, these symptoms can be especially bothersome and challenging. Surgery to remove the adenoid glands can also help relieve chronic sinus and ear infections, recurring congestion, and poor nasal drainage, improving the client’s enjoyment of everyday activities.

Procedure Candidacy

Patients with swollen or enlarged adenoid glands who are struggling with chronic nasal and ear infections, as well as other side effects, may be excellent candidates for adenoidectomy surgery. Rest assured, we will perform an in-depth evaluation of your symptoms in order to make sure surgery is a good match for your unique issues.

Conditions Treated 

  • Swollen or enlarged adenoid glands
  • Recurring nasal and ear infections
  • Chronic nasal congestion
  • Sinus infections
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea

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About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic offers world-class ENT services for patients in and around Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont. From our state-of-the-art diagnostic testing equipment and advanced, cutting-edge technology to the dedication and compassion of all of our providers and team members, the Barranco Clinic aims to exceed your expectations at every juncture. Our practice is founded on the following principles:

Personalized Treatment

We regard each patient as a unique individual rather than just a generic, faceless number. We listen carefully to your concerns and symptoms in order to craft a treatment plan that will be a good match for your lifestyle, comfort levels, and anatomy.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our board-certified ENT specialists have over 300 years of combined expertise. Thanks to the collaborative and cooperative effort at our clinic, patients receive the benefit of a multidisciplinary approach that lays the groundwork for exponential healing.

Continuity of Care

From your initial consultation all the way through the creation of a detailed and personalized aftercare plan, your treatment process is stress-free, seamless, and smooth. We follow up with patients to ensure that they are experiencing comprehensive relief from their symptoms.

Community Investment

By giving back to our communities, we affirm our core values of generosity and humanity. We consistently partner with organizations that provide food, shelter, clothing, education, medicine, and social support to those who need it the most.

What to Expect from an Adenoidectomy

Prior to surgery, our team of caring, seasoned ENT providers will assess your symptoms and concerns and make sure surgery is right for you (or your child.) Once the surgery is determined to be the best solution, your operation will be scheduled on the books.

On the day of your surgery, you will receive general anesthesia, ensuring your complete comfort and relaxation during the procedure. Your surgeon will place a tool inside the mouth to prop it open while they remove the adenoid glands. A cauterization device will heat the tissue in order to stop any bleeding. Once the operation is complete and you have been monitored for any complications, you will return home to begin your recuperation.

FAQ

At what age can children receive an adenoidectomy?

The surgery can be performed on children of all ages, even on one-year-olds. The adenoid glands typically begin to shrink by the time a child is seven years old, so the procedure is usually performed less frequently after that point.

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