Tonsil, Adenoid, And Ear Surgery Specialist

Advanced ENT & Allergy

Otolaryngology (ENT) & Otolaryngic Allergist located in Newport News, VA

Thanks to tonsil, adenoid, and ear surgery, it’s possible to address potentially serious issues, like inflammation and tumors, before they get worse. ENT specialists Timothy Queen, MD, Nancy Gibson, FNP-BC, Kristi Pham, MSN, FNP-BC, and the Advanced ENT & Allergy team offer advanced tonsil, adenoid, and ear surgery for various conditions. To make an appointment, call the office in Newport News, Virginia, or click the online booking feature today.

Tonsil, Adenoid, and Ear Surgery Q&A

What is tonsil, adenoid, and ear surgery?

Tonsil, adenoid, and ear surgery is a group of procedures that use special tools and incisions to repair damage or remove disease affecting your tonsils, adenoids, or ears. These procedures are frequently mentioned together, but there are distinct differences:

Tonsil surgery

If you snore regularly and it interferes with your sleep, or you frequently develop throat infections, the team at Advanced ENT & Allergy might recommend tonsil surgery. 

During tonsil surgery, your provider carefully removes your tonsils –– a pair of soft tissues at the back of your throat that prevent germs from entering your body through the mouth and nose. Frequently, these get infected and cause more harm than good, and they need to be removed.

Adenoid surgery

Adenoid surgery is primarily for children, but not always. The adenoids frequently shrink during adolescence, but they can remain in adulthood, if allergies are present.

During adenoid surgery, your Advanced ENT & Allergy provider removes the adenoids –– small glands located above the roof of your mouth, just behind their nose. 

Removing the adenoids can treat various ear, nose, and throat issues, including snoring, ear infections, sinusitis, and sleeping problems. If you or your child experiences chronic nasal or sinus infections, the team might recommend adenoid surgery.

Ear surgery

Ear surgery refers to several different procedures that treat conditions like ear infections, hearing loss, and tumors. 

At Advanced ENT & Allergy, the team specializes in outpatient ear surgery to prevent infections and treat conditions affecting the middle ear.

Who is a candidate for tonsil, adenoid, and ear surgery?

You might be a candidate for tonsil, adenoid, or ear surgery if you experience ear, nose, or throat-related conditions like:

  • Chronic throat infections
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Hearing loss
  • Snoring that wakes you up at night
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Recurrent sinus infections
  • Chronic nasal drainage
  • Chronic nasal congestion

If you experience any of these issues and they don’t respond to at-home treatment like taking over-the-counter sinus or allergy medication, make an appointment at Advanced ENT & Allergy.

What happens during tonsil, adenoid, and ear surgery?

The team at Advanced ENT & Allergy performs tonsil, adenoid, and ear surgery both onsite and at the hospital. The location where your procedure takes place depends on several factors, including the issue treated and the type of operation required.

Most minimally invasive procedures occur inside the surgical suite at Advanced ENT & Allergy. If your symptoms require more extensive treatment, you may benefit from traditional open surgery at the hospital.

No two surgeries are exactly alike, but the general concept is very similar. After you’re placed under anesthesia, your surgeon uses special tools to remove diseased or damaged tissue or to make repairs. 

When your surgeon finishes, they move you to a recovery room for observation. In the days and weeks after surgery, you experience an improvement in your symptoms and quality of life.

To explore the benefits of tonsil, adenoid, and ear surgery, make an appointment at Advanced ENT & Allergy by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.