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.