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Outpatient Adenotonsillectomy: Is it Safe in Children Younger than 3 Years?

by admin on June 24, 2011

About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar is an Otolaryngologist located in Memphis, TN and also the founder of Otolaryngology Consultants, an ear, nose, and throat practice based out of Memphis. Though his primary focus is children, he treats adult patients for ear, nose, and throat disorders as well. Dr. Rande Lazar has a wide array of experience in many areas of otolaryngology, including treatment for sinus infections, respiratory infections, tonsil infections, ear infections, throat infections, and sleep disorders. He is also experienced in pediatric hearing and larynx (voice box) problems, as well as many other problems affecting the head and neck. Dr. Lazar is also an experienced surgeon for both pediatric and adult sleep and sinus disorders.

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Outpatient Adenotonsillectomy: Is it Safe in Children Younger than 3 Years?

Adenotonsillectomy can be and has been successfully been performed as an outpatient procedure, with the patient returning home the next day. Concern about using the treatment on children younger than three years old is, however, understandable. There are concerns about respiratory problems, bleeding and dehydration. Research conducted by Memphis otolaryngologist Rande Lazar shows that though young age and obstructive sleep apnea do increase the risk of some complications, there is no evidence of bleeding being more common in children younger than three years old.

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