What are tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?
Tonsils are small lumps on either side of the back of your throat.
Adenoids are small lumps at the back of your nose.
They both help fight off infection, but sometimes they get too large and cause problems with breathing and sleeping.
Having them surgically removed with tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy can solve the issue.
Both procedures are done under a general anaesthetic (you will be asleep) and the tonsils and adenoids are removed through your mouth.1, 2
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are most often done for children.
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are performed by an Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist.