Adenoid Surgery in Bakersfield
If adenoids are frequently infected, they can cause repeated issues with breathing, hearing, and other functions. Bakersfield Sinus Center offers adenoid surgery to eliminate these concerns and help patients in and around Bakersfield and Porterville, CA, find relief.
What is Adenoid Surgery?
Adenoid surgery is a procedure that is performed to remove the adenoids. The adenoids are located on the roof of the mouth, near the meeting point of the noise and the throat. Adenoids help the body fight infections, but they tend to shrink and disappear as we enter adulthood. In many cases, tonsil surgery is performed with adenoid surgery.
Although adenoids are beneficial, they can cause issues if they become inflamed due to infection or other causes. When this happens, they can make it difficult to breathe or cause ear infections. If this happens repeatedly, we may recommend adenoid surgery. Your child may be suffering from enlarged adenoids if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Ear infections
- Difficulty hearing
- Sore throat
- Difficulty breathing
- Sleep apnea or snoring
Why Choose Satish R. Vadapalli, MD for Your Adenoid Surgery?
Dr. Vadapalli specializes in procedures involving the mouth, nose, and the surrounding areas of the face. With over two decades of experience, he is an ideal candidate for performing adenoid surgery and related procedures. No matter what treatment you are receiving, you can always expect the attentive and personalized care for which we are known.
What is the Adenoid Surgery Treatment Like?
Adenoid surgery is a fairly simple procedure that is performed with the aid of general anesthesia. During the procedure, a precise surgical tool will be inserted through the mouth to make incisions around the adenoids. Once the adenoids are removed, we will close the incisions. This procedure only takes about an hour to complete.
What is the Adenoid Surgery Recovery Like?
Recovery from adenoid surgery is relatively brief. Patients may experience a sore throat or minor discomfort following their treatment. These symptoms will fade within a week or so, and can be relieved by drinking plenty of water. Full recovery usually takes about one to two weeks.
What Results Can I Expect from Adenoid Surgery?
After your child’s initial recovery period, you should notice results from their adenoid surgery. First and foremost, patients will experience fewer infections in both the ears and throat. In addition, they will have an easier time breathing. Many patients experience better sleep and a reduction in snoring as a result.
If your child is suffering from enlarged adenoids, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vadapalli. We are proud to offer adenoid surgery and other effective procedures to help the residents of Bakersfield, Porterville, and the surrounding communities of California enjoy a higher quality of life.