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Adenoidectomy

What is Adenoiditis?

Adenoiditis refers to the inflammation of the adenoids. These inflammations are a result of constant infections and allergies over a period of time. Adenoids are lymphatic tissues found on the roof of the mouth called the palate. Adenoids are the first line of defense against bacteria and viruses, which help the body fight infections. Therefore, surgical removal of adenoids is necessary in case of inflammation and swelling. The surgical removal of the infected adenoids is known as Adenoidectomy. 

Adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove swollen adenoids that have become inflamed due to viral and bacterial infections. Surgeons often perform adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) simultaneously to reduce respiratory infections and chronic throat inflammation in both glands.

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How does adenoiditis occur?

Adenoiditis occurs as a result of inflammations of the adenoids. Adenoids get inflamed due to constant infections, allergies, and or viruses. 

Causes

  • Congenital (which usually shrinks in adulthood)
  • Allergies
  • Infection due to a bacteria called Streptococcus
  • Viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus, adenovirus, and rhinovirus.

Symptoms

  • Sore throat
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Difficulty while swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Habitual breathing through the mouth

DIAGNOSIS

  • Endoscopy: The surgeon uses a small, flexible tube to view the nasal passages and adenoids on an external video screen.
  • Imaging tests: A CT scanner is used to produce detailed images of the adenoids and the nasal cavity to check for any sign of infection. Sometimes, surgeons may recommend throat x-rays.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): An MRI scanner creates highly detailed images of the nasal passages, sinuses, and adenoids using a high-powered magnet.
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SEVERITY

Acute adenoiditis depicts the initial stage of the inflamed adenoids. It is usually more common in children who may suffer from high fevers, severe nasal obstruction, dripping of a yellowish snot, and breathing via the mouth. It may result in difficulty in breathing among infants.

Acute adenoiditis

RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

  • Ear infections – Prolonged adenoiditis can lead to middle ear infections. Severe inflammation in adenoids can block the opening of the tubes leading to the middle ear. This causes infection and even lead to difficulty in hearing.
  • Sinusitis – Adenoids are close to sinus cavities, and infected adenoids can fill sinus cavities with fluid infecting them. 
  • Chest infections – Children mostly suffer from chest infections, such as pneumonia or bronchitis, due to severe inflammation in the adenoids. This infection is primarily caused due to bacteria and viruses that may spread to the lungs, bronchioles, and other structures in the respiratory system.

When to consult a doctor?

Sometimes, children are born with swollen adenoids, which eventually shrink as the child enters adolescence. However, in some cases, adenoids may not shrink significantly, causing frequent inflammation of adenoids. Hence, adenoidectomy helps in surgically removing the adenoids. It is important to seek medical attention if you or your child suffers from frequent infections and inflammations in the adenoids. Consult a doctor if you experience the following – 

  • Recurring infections in the throat, neck, and head
  • Infections in the tonsils
  • Ear pain
  • Stuffy nose
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Swollen glands in the neck

Questions to ask your ENT doctor

What are the main causes of my symptoms?
What's the best course of treatment?
Can prolonged adenoiditis affect my voice?
Is my condition acute or chronic?
Should I get a second opinion?
Can I treat adenoiditis with medicines?
What are the post-recovery dietary restrictions after an adenoidectomy?
Insurance Coverage of adenoidectomy
Insurance Coverage of adenoidectomyINSURANCE COVERAGE

An adenoidectomy is performed to treat sleep apnea, breathing problems, and infection caused due to the inflammation of adenoids. Untreated adenoids can increase frequent infections that can cause grave discomfort to the individual. It can also lead to serious health issues in children and adults. Many insurance companies in India cover adenoid removal surgery. However, medical insurance coverage can differ from one policy to another. The insurance claim will depend on your insurance policy and the terms and conditions set by your insurance provider. A few of the insurance providers that may cover adenoidectomy are as follows:

  • Star Health Insurance
  • New India Health Insurance
  • Bajaj Allianz
  • Religare
  • ICICI Lombard
RECOVERY RATE

The recovery after adenoidectomy usually takes around 2 to 3 weeks. In children, the recovery from adenoid removal surgery usually takes around 1-2 weeks, depending on the severity of the conditions. You may suffer a mild fever on the day of surgery which is normal. However, if the fever exceeds 102°F, you must consult a doctor. You may experience noisy breathing and snoring for up to 2 weeks after surgery. However, this is stopped once the swelling subsides. 

Long term outlook of the treatment

Adenoidectomy has a history of excellent results. The patient almost always has a full recovery to a healthier life with fewer breathing and ear problems. People who undergo adenoidectomy experience fewer and mild throat infections. Your child may temporarily have a sore throat, earaches, bad breath, or stuffy nose as they recover. 

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FAQ’s

How do I know if my child has adenoiditis?

Some of the symptoms of enlarged adenoids in children are –  

  • Snoring
  • Noisy breathing
  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Bad breath or dry, cracked lips
  • Breathing more through the mouth than the nose causes the mouth to dry 

Is adenoidectomy painful?

No, adenoidectomy is not a painful surgery since it is done under general anesthesia. The patient is asleep throughout the surgery and doesn’t feel any pain. However, patients may experience sore throats after the surgery as the effect of anesthesia wears off. The sore throat is temporary, and the doctor may prescribe medications to reduce pain and swelling. 

What is the difference between adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy?

Adenoidectomy is the removal of inflamed adenoids present on the top of your mouth. Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of swollen tonsils present at the back of your tongue. The surgeon can choose to perform both surgeries simultaneously to treat adenoiditis as well as potential tonsillitis. 

What is the best treatment procedure for adenoiditis?

Adenoidectomy is considered a safe and very effective procedure to remove swollen adenoids. It promises almost no complications, and people who have their adenoids surgically removed are less prone to frequent sore throats and breathing problems. 

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Benefits of choosing Pristyn Care for adenoidectomy. 

Pristyn Care is associated with a few of the best healthcare institutions and renowned hospitals across the country. Our hospitals facilitate modern infrastructure and advanced facilities that ensure a seamless patient experience. Pristyn Care aims to ease accessing advanced treatment and surgeries for each individual at minimal costs. We provide daycare surgeries which means the patient can go home on the same day of surgery. Some of the benefits of choosing Pristyn Care are – 

  • Highly experienced ENT surgeons- Our team of ENT surgeons is fully experienced and certified to perform advanced adenoidectomy surgeries with a high success rate. Our doctors offer comprehensive treatment to each patient. The ENT specialists will guide you through the adenoidectomy before the procedure to make you aware of the possible risks during the surgery. 
  • Personal Care Buddy– Pristyn Care has a unique concept of a ‘personal care buddy’ who is present with the patient on the day of the surgery. The personal care buddy handles all the paperwork and miscellaneous formalities from admission to the hospital till discharge. 
  • Insurance approval Pristyn Care assists with the insurance approval for adenoidectomy. However, the insurance approval depends on the type of your insurance company and the terms and conditions set by them. 
  • Flexible payment options– Pristyn Care offers several payment options for the treatment of Adenoiditis. We offer a 30% discount on the diagnostic test. Pristyn Care accepts credit cards and cash payments are for adenoidectomy and offers treatment at zero cost EMI.
  • Free pick-up and drop facility Pristyn Care provides free cab services for pick-up and drop-off to each patient within the city on the day of Adenoidectomy. 
  • Free follow-up consultation- Recovery is an essential part of the treatment. Pristyn Care provides free follow-up consultation along with proper diet plans to all the patients who have undergone Adenoidectomy for a smooth recovery process. 
  • COVID-19 safe environment – Pristyn Care ensures proper sanitization of all the OTs and clinics before each surgery to curb the spread of the COVID. It is our top priority to maintain excellent hygiene and social distancing while providing a seamless patient experience. 

 

Booking an Appointment with the best ENT surgeon for adenoidectomy.

Pristyn Care has some of the best ENT surgeons with years of experience and specialization in adenoid removal surgeries. All the specialists are well trained and upskilled in performing advanced treatment for the best outcomes with almost no risks. You can book an appointment with the ENT doctors at Pristyn Care for adenoid removal surgery in the following ways:

  • Fill out the patient form on our website www.pristyncare.com. A team of medical coordinators will reach out to you at the earliest and gather details from your end once the form is submitted. They will subsequently fix an appointment with the concerned ENT doctor according to your schedule. 
  • Connect directly with our medical coordinators via the contact number on our website. Our medical coordinators will connect you with the ENT doctor near your area and book an appointment consecutively. 
  • You can also book an appointment through our Pristyn Care app. Our medical coordinators will arrange an offline or online consultation with our ENT experts near your area at the earliest via video call. A nominal consultation fee will be charged.
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