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What to Expect with a Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (S6:E10)

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures are among the most common pediatric surgeries –– often performed simultaneously as a T&A. Generally, T&A surgeries are recommended for children experiencing multiple tonsil or adenoid infections that do not resolve after more conservative treatment. 

Listen to pediatric experts discuss best practices for tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies

In this episode, Soham Roy, MD, joins us to discuss the benefits of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgeries, indications for referral and pre- and post-surgical management.

Dr. Roy is the chair of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is a professor and vice chair at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode, our experts discuss:

  • How tonsillitis and adenoiditis progress in children
  • The most common reasons for removing the tonsils and adenoids, including sleep-disordered breathing and frequent throat infections
  • The Paradise criteria for determining when to remove tonsils and adenoids for recurrent infections
  • The evolution of T&A surgery techniques
  • The pre- and post-surgical management and recovery process

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Pediatric Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) at Children's Colorado

At Children’s Colorado, our otolaryngology experts provide comprehensive care for kids in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. Each year we see more than 18,000 patients for conditions like hearing loss and sleep disorders.