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Adenoid and tonsil removal

Adenotonsillectomy

A common single procedure to remove enlarged adenoids and tonsils that are causing recurrent symptoms for your child

Payment options avaliable: This treatment offers fixed price packages

About

If your child suffers from acute or chronic tonsillitis or other symptoms including sleep apnoea or glue ear, your consultant may recommend having your child's adenoids and tonsils removed. This combined procedure is commonly performed by our paediatric ear, nose and throat surgeons.

Adenoid and tonsil removal Fixed Price Packages

At HCA UK we recognise the importance of giving our patients peace of mind. That's why our guaranteed fixed prices are fully inclusive, with no hidden extras.

Need to know

  • What happens icon plus

    Adenoids and tonsils are small lumps of tissue in the back of your child's throat. They form part of the immune system, helping your child's body to fight off infections. However, they can become the source of infections and may need to be removed. The procedure is done under general anaesthetic, meaning your child will be asleep. The adenoids and tonsils are removed through your child's mouth using specialised instruments. Sometimes dissolvable stitches are used to help the area heal. The whole procedure takes around 45 minutes.
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    Your consultant will explain the procedure and answer any questions you might have. In the week before surgery, it’s important that your child stays healthy. Let your consultant know if your child has recently had a cold or a sore throat, as surgery may need to be postponed to reduce the risk of complications. Because general anaesthetic is used during the procedure, your child may need to fast for several hours before the operation. Your consultant will tell you how long they should avoid eating and drinking. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you.
  • Afterwards icon plus

    Your child should be able to return home on the same day as the surgery, although in some cases they may need to be cared for in hospital overnight. They may have some discomfort for several days after the procedure, especially when eating or swallowing. It’s also common to have a sore throat or earache during the healing process, but these symptoms shouldn’t last more than a week or two. You may be given a prescription for pain medication or antibiotics for your child. Your child will need to spend up to two weeks away from school or nursery. Your consultant will tell you when your child can return to their usual routine, including sports.

Don't wait, pay for yourself

We offer this treatment at a fixed price at some of our facilities.
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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion. 

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics. 

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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