Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy is the removal of the tonsils and/or adenoids and is one of the most frequently performed throat operations. It has been proven to be a safe and effective surgical method to resolve breathing obstruction and chronic throat infections, as well as` to manage recurrent childhood disease. Pain following surgery is an unpleasant side effect, which can be reasonably controlled with medication.
A TNE (transnasal esophagoscopy) is a screening procedure which enables the physician to look at the lining of the esophagus, stomach, voice box or larynx, and other important structures by inserting a tube through the nose. During the procedure we pass a thin, flexible, fiber-optic tube into the nose, to the back of the throat, and into the stomach. The scope has a miniature camera at the tip which provides detailed imaging. There is no sedation needed for the procedure, however a small amount of topical anesthestic and nasal decongestant will be sprayed into your nose prior to starting the procedure. A TNE procedure enables us to get a clear visual image of your structures and is used effectively as a screening tool for patients having symptoms of reflux, hoarseness, chronic cough and other similar symptoms. Screening is the first defense in finding or ruling out important disorders of the stomach and esophagus. This screening is done in the office and again, no sedation is necessary and patients are able to return to their normal activities following the procedure.