Your child will be given general anesthesia before surgery. This means they will be unconscious and unable to feel pain.
The surgeon will insert a small instrument into your child’s mouth to prop it open.
The surgeon will remove the adenoid glands with a curette (a spoon-shaped medical device) or a microdebrider (a medical device used to cut away soft tissue).
Bleeding will be controlled with packing material, which will absorb blood, and with cauterization.
Your child will stay in the recovery room after surgery until they are awake and can breathe easily, cough, and swallow. Most patients can go home several hours after this surgery.
Risks for any surgery are:
Bleeding: This is the main risk and occurs very rarely. The bleeding is likely to occur in first few hours of surgery and if it is significant enough, the child may again be taken to operation theatre and bleeding point may be cauterized. Child may require packing of the operated area and blood transfusion
If the surgery is only adenoidectomy, then your child can be discharged on the same day or after an overnight stay in the hospital. They require nasal drops, antibiotics, anti allergic and a pain killer in the first week. Diet is as the child likes.