(Paediatric ENT) Conditions
(Paediatric ENT) Procedures
Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy
Tonsillectomy is an operation where the tonsils are removed. It is usually performed in someone who has recurrent sore throats due to tonsillitis or because they interfere with breathing and swallowing.
The adenoids are similar to the tonsils and are sited at the back of the nose. Adenoidectomy is an operation to remove the adenoids. They are removed because of recurrent colds, because they can interfere with breathing and sleep or because they can be a factor in persistent ear problems.