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Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

How do I know if I need a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

If you or your child are suffering from sleep apnea due to enlarged adenoids and tonsils that are blocking your airways while you sleep, you may need to undergo a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. This combination procedure is generally the first option for treating the condition in children since the enlarged glands are often the cause of the sleep apnea in the first place.

How is the tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedure performed?

During the procedure, a general anesthetic is used. While the child is under, the adenoids and tonsils are removed via the mouth to eliminate the need for any added incisions, except for where the tonsils and adenoids are removed. Most of the time, you are able to return home after the surgery within a couple days, if not less. Expect to spend a few hours in the recovery room following the procedure.

What is recovery like after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

After the surgery, you might need to be monitored closely for signs of:

  • Swelling in your throat, injury to your nerves and sleepiness. The medicine used for the surgery and the surgery in general can both cause this problem.
  • A drop in your blood oxygen levels within the first two to three nights after the procedure.

Children that have various medical conditions or who are less than three years of age are a lot more likely to end up with different complications, especially when it comes to their breathing. It might be necessary to undergo continuous positive airway pressure or oxygen therapy following the surgery.

How much does a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy cost?

For those who have the procedure done in a hospital, expect to spend $39,950 of confusing medical charges. At an ambulatory surgery center, you will spend an average of just $3,995 by scheduling with I Need A Surgery.

Schedule your tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy through I Need A Surgery

To help get your surgical procedure done for the least amount of money out of your pocket, fill out the contact form with I Need A Surgery today.

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