Chronic Infection Treatment
With chronic infections of the tonsils and adenoids, surgery is often the best form of treatment. These procedures include a partial or complete removal, leading to lasting relief from chronic infections.
The surgery options include:
During this procedure, the tonsils are removed by a surgeon. The procedure is performed using a scalpel or another surgical instrument that heats the tissue and stops bleeding.
This is an outpatient procedure that allows you to recover at home following the surgery. A tonsillectomy can help end repeated infections including tonsillitis, and can also improve breathing.
This procedure removes the adenoids, which stops chronic infections. The procedure is most often performed on children under the age of seven. Prior to surgery, a provider will examine the adenoids using an x-ray or guided camera inserted through the nose to look for swelling or enlargement of the adenoids. This outpatient surgery requires general anesthesia and is performed by entering through the mouth.