An ENT specialist would perform a physical examination to find out the exact location of the infection. The doctor will first ask about the symptoms your child is experiencing. Then your child will receive a physical exam. The doctor will use a special mirror and insert a small, flexible telescope (known as an endoscope) through the nose to view the adenoids. In a few cases, blood tests or throat culture tests are also conducted in order to determine the nature and severity of the condition.
Adenoidectomy is performed to remove the adenoids. It is a minimally invasive procedure performed under general anesthesia with modern surgical devices. The patient will be given a mild sedative before surgery to help calm them. They will then be placed under general anesthesia. The surgery lasts no more than two hours. The surgeon places an advanced tool into a patients’ mouth to keep it open. The surgeon removes the adenoid glands using a curette or electricity to heat the tissue, remove it, and stop bleeding. The patients are allowed to go home the next day.