Adenoidectomy for Children | Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Surgery Otolaryngology (ENT)
Adenoidectomy for Children

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  • Before Surgery
      • Take time off from school for my child if needed
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will call the healthcare team if my child is sick or has a fever
        -7 days at 9:00
      • We met with the anesthesia team
        -7 days at 9:00
      • My child completed lab tests and imaging
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will stock up on easy to swallow foods for a sore throat
        -7 days at 9:00
      • We know where and what time to go for surgery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • My child will not eat or drink anything after midnight tonight
        -1 day at 18:00
  • Day of Surgery
      • My child has not eaten or drank anything since midnight, including water
        0 day at 6:30
      • I confirmed my child's name and date of birth with the healthcare team
        0 day at 6:30
      • I made sure the correct site of my child's surgery was marked and signed informed consent forms
        0 day at 6:30
      • I confirmed my child's allergies with the healthcare team
        0 day at 6:30
  • After Surgery
      • I scheduled my child's post-op appointment
        0 day
  • Recovery at Home
      • I will make sure my child drinks plenty of fluids
        2 days at 9:00
    • Call The Doc If
      • I know to call if my child has a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if my child has a stiff neck or jaw pain when talking or eating
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if my child's nose or throat is bleeding
        2 days at 9:00
  • Before Surgery
    • Choice of Anesthesia
      • What kinds of anesthesia can my child have for this procedure?
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      • Do we need to see an anesthesiologist before my child's surgery?
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    • Lab Tests
      • What tests does my child need to do before surgery?
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    • Recovery after My Child's Surgery
      • Will my child's voice be affected after surgery?
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      • When will my child be able to eat and drink normally after this surgery?
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      • How will this surgery affect my child's breathing?
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      • What can I expect my child's pain to be like and what are the options for pain medication?
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      • How long will it be until my child can go back to school?
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    • My Child's Surgery
      • Why does my child need this surgery?
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      • What will this surgery do?
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      • What are the risks and possible complications of this surgery?
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      • What are my child's non-surgical options?
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      • Are there any other surgical options?
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      • How soon would you recommend that my child have this surgery?
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      • What can we expect if we choose not to have this surgery for my child?
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      • How will you remove my child's adenoid glands?
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      • What are the chances that my child's symptoms will return after this surgery?
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      • How long will this surgery take?
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      • Do you think my child will need a blood transfusion during his/her surgery?
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    • Preparing for My Child's Surgery
      • When should my child stop eating and drinking before surgery?
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      • What time should we arrive for my child's surgery?
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      • Can I get directions and contact information for your clinic/hospital?
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  • Day of Surgery
    • General Questions
      • How long will it be until my child wakes up?
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      • When will we be able to see my child?
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  • After Surgery
    • Questions to Ask on Day of Discharge
      • Are there any medications that my child needs to avoid?
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      • Are there any special instructions for taking care of my child's throat and nose?
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      • When can my child go back to school?
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      • When does my child need to come back for a follow-up appointment?
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    • Questions to Ask After My Child's Surgery
      • How did my child's procedure go?
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      • When can my child eat or drink?
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      • What can my child eat or drink?
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      • How much longer do you think my child needs to stay in the hospital?
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      • What needs to happen before my child can be discharged?
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      • How are we going to manage my child's pain?
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