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Dr. A. James Paine, Jr.

Trusted Physician, Comfortable Environment & Beautiful Results.


Adenoid Removal

An adenoidectomy is a procedure common with children who require surgical removal of the adenoids. The adenoids are composed of lymphoid tissue and are located in the back of the nasal passages. Dr. Paine can perform an adenoidectomy for children or adults with enlarged or infected adenoids that need to be removed.

Should You Consider an Adenoidectomy?

Children or adults suffering from enlarged or infected adenoids may struggle with problems such as:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Snoring or sleep apnea
  • Sinus/ear infections

An adenoidectomy may be the best solution for improving these symptoms and restoring proper breathing functions. While adenoidectomies are most commonly performed on children, Dr. Paine can perform this surgery for adults as well.

If you or your child requires an adenoidectomy, Dr. Paine can cover the details of your procedure during your private consultation. He will explain the necessary steps and provide you with guidance and instructions to help with the recovery period.


The Adenoidectomy Procedure

Your child will be asked to wear comfortable clothing for his or her adenoidectomy. Children should avoid wearing any jewelry or carrying any valuables in their pockets; however, Dr. Paine recommends younger children bring one of their favorite toys or a blanket to their procedure to help keep them comfortable. General anesthesia is used to perform the procedure.

After an Adenoidectomy

Following surgery, your child will be monitored for several hours in a recovery room. He or she will normally be able to return home with you that same day. It is important that your child follows a diet of mostly soft and easy to eat foods. Your child should be slowly eased into eating small meals, but hot liquids should be avoided for several days.

Dr. Paine will prescribe antibiotics for your child after surgery. These should be taken as directed in the full amount provided to ensure proper healing. Most patients will need to miss about 7-10 days of work or school. We will schedule a follow-up appointment roughly 10 to 14 days after the initial surgery.


Contact our office to schedule your adenoidectomy with West Virginia ENT specialist and board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. A. James Paine, Jr.


Tonsil Removal

A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to correct breathing problems associated with enlarged tonsils or to remove inflamed or infected tonsils (tonsillitis). Dr. Paine can perform a tonsillectomy on patients in the West Virginia area.

Should you consider a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillitis Treatment

Your tonsils are located on both sides of the back of your throat. The procedure is commonly performed for patients with tonsillitis, a condition in which the tonsils become infected or inflamed. Tonsillitis is more common with young children, but can occur in adults as well.

Dr. Paine recommends having a tonsillectomy if the patient experiences frequent cases of tonsillitis or does not respond well to antibiotic treatment.

Correction of Enlarged Tonsils

Dr. Paine also performs tonsillectomies to help patients who experience problems due to enlarged tonsils. Common problems associated with enlarged tonsils include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Lapses in breath during sleep
  • Trouble swallowing

A tonsillectomy is a fairly common procedure and provides several health benefits to the patient. Dr. Paine is experienced in performing tonsillectomies for both children and adults.

The Tonsillectomy Procedure

Dr. Paine performs the tonsillectomy as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. You will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

After Your Tonsillectomy

Some pain or discomfort is normal following a tonsillectomy. Most patients will experience a sore throat, but it is also normal to feel some pain around the jaw, neck or ears. We can provide you with information on specific pain medications that can help manage any discomfort you may be feeling after your procedure. Drinking lots of fluids and eating soft, easy-to-swallow foods will help make the recovery process easier. This is your chance to eat all the ice cream and pudding you can! You will need to spend about a week recovering from your procedure and should get plenty of bed rest. Avoid strenuous exercise for at least two weeks.


Contact our office to learn more about the tonsillectomy process or to schedule your consultation with ENT specialist and board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. A. James Paine, Jr.