Patient Guides

The following patient guides are provided in PDF format and can be downloaded by clicking on the titles or the icons. The guides will open in a new window.


Child Tonsillectomy
The tonsils are glands at the back of the mouth. Tonsillectomy removes these glands to prevent recurrent tonsillitis and may also help breathing problems.

Adult Tonsillectomy
The tonsils are glands at the back of the mouth. Tonsillectomy removes these glands to prevent recurrent infection and may also help snoring.

Adenoidectomy
Large adenoids may cause difficulty breathing through the nose, and removing the adenoids also helps in the treatment of glue ear.

Grommet Surgery
Putting in grommets improves hearing and reduces ear infections in children with glue ear.

Endoscopy
Endoscopy is an examination of the throat to investigate hoarse voice, sore throat or swallowing problems.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is used to treat sinusitis and nasal polyps.

Septoplasty
Septoplasty is an operation to straighten the nasal septum, which is a partition in the middle of the nose.

Disclaimer
This publication is designed for the information of patients of Thames ENT Services Ltd. The information reflects the clinical practice of Mr Gavin Watters FRCS FRCS(ORL); the information given may not be comprehensive and patients should not act upon it without seeking professional advice.

Thames ENT Services Ltd does not endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised herein.