Adenoid surgery: Caring for your child after the operation

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Children may have their adenoids removed to relieve pressure or reduce infections. Learn about adenoid surgery and recovery following adenoid surgery.

Key points

  • Your child's enlarged adenoids will be removed in a surgical procedure.
  • You child will be asleep and feel no pain when the adenoids are removed.
  • Most children can go home the same day as the operation.
  • It will take a few days before your child can return to their regular activities and food.
Last updated: January 24th 2019