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Adenoid removal surgery in children

Adenoid removal surgery (adenoidectomy) should be considered if the child suffers from recurring ear or sinus infections and persistent coughs and colds. The adenoid can also cause snoring if it obstructs the nasopharynx and interferes with breathing through the nose. A large adenoid can also cause sleep apnoea. Adenoid removal surgery may also be necessary when a child is undergoing teeth alignment treatment.

The procedure is performed as a day surgery procedure, under general anaesthesia, and takes around 30 minutes. The child’s condition is monitored in the recovery room for a few hours. Nausea and a sore throat are common immediately after the procedure. The child can return to day care or school after 2-4 days. Postoperative examinations are performed only when it is deemed necessary.
 


Medical centres

Hospital

Porkkalankatu 22 C, 1st floor
00180 Helsinki

Operating days are from Monday to Friday

Experts

Hammarén-Malmi Sari

Otorhinolaryngologist

MD, Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, additional competence in Rhinosurgery and Rhinoallergology. Nose disorders, nose surgery, diseases of the paranasal sinuses, paranasal sinus surgery, ear infections, tonsil surgery, adenoid surgery, ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes), desensitization, minor surgical procedures for ears, nose and throat

Suvilehto Jari

Otorhinolaryngologist

MD, Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, special competence in Diving Medicine and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment. Allergology, nasal septum surgery, paranasal sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, tonsil surgery, adenoid surgery, ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes), snoring, sleep apnea, diver's ear and upper respiratory tract disorders