Snoring and sleep apnoea

The adenoids are made of lymphoid tissue that forms in the back of the nose. When the tissue become enlarged or infected, they can lead to a blocked nose, recurrent ear infections, hearing problems, snoring and possible sleep apnoea.

To remove the adenoids, a special suction diathermy instrument is used to remove the tissue and to cauterize the blood vessels, with no sutures required.  The operation usually takes around 10-15 minutes to perform. 

After an adenoidectomy, most patients will be able to go home on the same day. Children may return to school after one week.

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