Tonsils & Adenoids Removal

What are Tonsils?

The tonsils are two oval-shaped pads located in the back of the throat on each side. The tonsils are part of the lymphatic system, which helps to fight infections. However, removal of the tonsils does not seem to increase susceptibility to infection.

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Tonsil Removal Symptoms

  • Painful or difficult swallowing.
  • Fever.
  • Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes, or glands, in the neck.
  • A white or yellow coating on the tonsils.
  • Severe or a recurring sore throat.

What is Tonsillectomy?

A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils. Tonsillectomy procedure is much more common for children than for adults. The surgery is most often an outpatient procedure and uses a general anesthetic for children. Adults may require only a local anesthetic to numb the area.

When a Tonsillectomy is Needed

Tonsil removal or tonsillectomy is needed when an individual has recurring episodes of tonsillitis or an infection that has not improved with other treatments. In some cases, it may be performed if enlarged tonsils block normal breathing. This can lead to problems such as sleep apnea and difficulty eating. Occasionally, a tonsillectomy may be performed to treat cancer.

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What Are Adenoids?

Adenoids are small lumps of tissue in the back of the throat that help fight ear, nose, and throat infections. It is a mass of lymphatic tissue situated posterior to the nasal cavity, where the nose blends into the throat.

What is Adenoidectomy?

Anedoidectomy | The ENT & Allergy Centers of TexasAn adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of the adenoid glands. Adenoidectomies are commonly performed in children. The adenoids usually shrink by adolescence, so adults rarely undergo the procedure.

Why Adenoids may be Removed

Adenoid removal may be needed if the adenoids become infected and swell up, blocking the nose and making it difficult to breathe. Swollen adenoids may also result in sleep apnea, chronic snoring, ear infections, and difficulty swallowing.

Swollen adenoids are often associated with tonsillitis and may be removed as part of an operation to remove the tonsils. This procedure is called an adenotonsillectomy.

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If you are having difficulty swallowing or breathing, Contact our office at 972.984.1050 to schedule a consultation with one of our providers. Our practice serves McKinney, Allen, Plano, and surrounding areas in Texas.

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5220 W University Dr Professional Bldg 2 #150
McKinney, TX 75071 | Directions
Allen Location
1111 Raintree Circle Suite 280
Allen, TX 75013 | Directions
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4001 W 15th St. Suite 225
Plano, TX 75093 | Directions
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1060 S Preston Rd Suite 106
Celina, TX 75009 | Directions

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