The adenoids are lymphatic tissue found behind the nose at the roof of the mouth. Their job is to help filter germs and bacteria that are entering the nose and mouth.
How the Surgery is Performed
An examination of the adenoids is the first step in the treatment process. Your provider will use an x-ray or small camera inserted through the nose to have a closer look at the adenoids and check for swelling or enlargement. This will also allow the provider to determine the correct course of treatment.
If surgery is required, it will be performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. Your surgeon will remove them by entering through the mouth. An electrical device may also assist with the surgery by heating the tissue and stopping bleeding. After the surgery is complete, most patients can return home that day.