Adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of the adenoids. Adenoidectomy is reserved for patients who have:
- Chronic or recurrent adenoid infections resistant to medical (antibiotic) therapy.
- Enlarged adenoids causing nasal obstruction or sleep irregularities (snoring, obstructive sleep apnea).
There are a variety of techniques to remove adenoids including:
- Curette adenoidectomy
- Coblation adenoidectomy
- Power-assisted adenoidectomy
All techniques are effective in removing the adenoids. The technique used to remove the adenoids depends on the patient’s anatomy, history of prior infection, the underlying process and patient preference. Adenoidectomy is usually done on an outpatient basis. Most patients go home an hour after the surgery.
Dr. Zadeh has extensive experience and knowledge to formulate and execute the most appropriate surgical plan to remove the Adenoids. Surgery is reserved for patients where it is the most effective and appropriate treatment. He has extensive knowledge of the anatomy and function of the structures in this region, and utilizes state-of-the-art, minimally surgical techniques.