Adenoidectomy in Long Island, NY
Adenoids are lymph nodes that are located at the back of your nose. Because these glands are part of your immune system, they become swollen and infected. Patients in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York who experience frequent or chronic infections of the adenoids may need adenoidectomy surgery by Eunice E. Park, MD, a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist.
What is an Adenoidectomy?
The adenoids are found at the back of your nose. These lymph nodes help protect you from infections, yet few general physicians have the expertise to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the adenoids. As an ENT specialist, Dr. Park is specially trained to understand the issues that affect the adenoids. She is also qualified to perform adenoidectomy surgery.
Benefits of an Adenoidectomy
An adenoidectomy removes the adenoids in patients who experience frequent or chronic problems with the adenoids. Your immune system has several layers of protection, so you can live without adenoids.
Am I a Candidate for an Adenoidectomy?
Dr. Park may recommend adenoidectomy surgery if you:
- Have an airway obstruction due to enlarged adenoids
- Have chronic or recurring sinus conditions
Children who are between three to four years old and experience frequent ear infections may also benefit from adenoidectomy surgery.
What to Expect from an Adenoidectomy
Dr. Park may recommend removing the tonsils and adenoids during the same surgery. This may help prevent problems in the future with the lymph nodes blocking the airway and interfering with swallowing. A device is used to hold the mouth open during the surgery. A special tool is used to remove the adenoids, and bleeding may be controlled with cauterization and other techniques. The area is packed with a material to control bleeding and promote healing
Adenoidectomy surgery is done on an outpatient basis, so you go home the same day. Children and patients with certain medical conditions may need to be admitted to the hospital for monitoring. Healing can take one to two weeks, and you will need to limit your diet and activities during this time. Dr. Park may prescribe pain medications and antibiotics after adenoidectomy surgery.
How Much Does an Adenoidectomy Cost in Long Island, NY?
Your medical insurance may cover a portion of the cost for adenoidectomy surgery. We review your coverage after the consultation with Dr. Park. The estimate we provide may be different than your final out-of-pocket costs based on the determination by your insurance carrier. Your portion of the cost can be paid by cash, checks, and major credit cards.
As part of the immune system, the adenoids at the back of your nose may be swollen and infected at times. If you or your child experience frequent or chronic adenoid inflammation, Our ENT specialist, Dr. Eunice E. Park, may recommend adenoidectomy surgery. To learn more about the adenoidectomy surgeries offered by Dr. Park to residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, contact us today to schedule a consultation.