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Large adenoids can block the nasal airway causing mouth breathing, snoring and ear infections.
The operation takes about 30 minutes to an hour. This includes the anaesthetic, the operation and the time spent in the recovery room. Usually it is a four to six hour stay in hospital following the procedure. This is to monitor your child for any signs of bleeding. An intravenous bung will be left in until your child goes home. Children under the age of three and those with certain medical conditions may need to stay overnight.
If your child is awake on return to the ward, they can have clear fluids immediately. A light diet will be offered when fully awake.
You can find out more about the Adenoidectomy procedure in this patient information brochure.