Rare complications involved in adenoidectomy are regrowth of adenoid tissue that may require another adenoidectomy.
Discuss with your doctor about all the possible complications and precautions that need to be taken.
How to Prepare for Adenoidectomy?
Your doctor will analyse your child’s medical history before suggesting adenoidectomy.
Your child may be asked to avoid food and drinks a few hours before the surgery to prevent vomiting or choking.
Inform your doctor about all the medications, herbals, and supplements your kid takes. Your doctor may ask you to change the dosage or stop certain medications for a specific period of time. Do not stop or change the dosage of any medications without discussing it with your doctor.
Inform your doctor even if your child has a slight cold or vomiting. Your doctor may ask you to postpone the surgery. Performing the surgery while having a cold or any other health issues increases the risk of complications.
Your doctor may ask you to get a blood test done of your child to check if there’s an issue in blood clotting or if the count of white and red blood cells are normal. This helps to ensure there’s no bleeding disorder during the surgery.
Make sure you inform your doctor if your child is allergic to any medications.
What Happens During Adenoidectomy?
Your child will be given general anaesthesia before the surgery, which means they will be asleep during the surgery. For the procedure, the surgeon will use instruments to get an inside view of the throat and nasal cavity. The surgeon will access the adenoids via the back of the throat. No external incisions are made during the surgery. The adenoid glands are removed. The procedure does not take more than an hour.