What is the procedure?

The surgery consists in reducing the volume, shortening and stiffening of the soft palate in the treatment of snoring through the use of radiofrequency surgery (RF).

Type of anaesthesia

General or local anaesthesia.

How to prepare for the procedure

Performing basic laboratory tests: blood type and Rh factor, complete blood count (CBC), basic biochemical tests (sodium, potassium, glucose) ECG. Other tests depending on the patient’s current condition, underlying diseases and comorbidities, as well as the type of surgery planned (e.g. bleeding time and coagulation, urea, creatinine, level of specific hormones, urinalysis, X-ray and others). A consultation with an anaesthetist takes place a few days before the procedure, at the request of the attending physician or, if there is no need, on the day of the surgery after admission to the hospital. The interview is aimed at assessing the risk of anaesthesia, assessing the patient's current condition, analysing the test results and possibly ordering further tests.

What to take to the hospital

Please bring only the necessary items with you. In each hospital room there is a wardrobe and a cabinet for the patient's personal belongings (in double rooms there are separate sets of cupboards for both patients). Each patient has one lockable drawer, which he receives upon admission to the hospital. Necessary documents and items on the day of surgery: medical records, test results, chronically taken medicines, toiletries, towel, socks, pajama and slippers, and change of clothes. Please do not bring jewelry, watches and other valuable items with you. In the case of hospitalisation of children, you may bring the child’s favourite toy, and for the parent: loose clothing and comfortable shoes or slippers.

Convalescence and recommendations

After adenoidectomy a healthy lifestyle and a light diet for 7 days is recommended.

The standard length of stay in the hospital

1 Day

Physicians performing the procedure

Dr n. med. Iwona Gwizdalska, Dr n. med. Magdalena Hamera, Dr n. med. Marta Held - Ziółkowska, lek. med. Renata Szeliga, Dr n. med. Paweł Szwedowicz, lek. med. Edyta Witkowska

Snoring can be a symptom of many serious illnesses. That's why we have devoted an entire website to the treatment of snoring: Learn more at www.niechrap.pl