My now 4 year old had her adenoids removec when she was 2 at All Children's in New Tampa (same day surgery center) by Dr. Patel.
History: She was one to get a cold - then have it worsen into something more significant. Right before she was sent to the ENT, everytime she got the sniffles, she would spike a fever, vomit, get hoarse, develop ear infections... you get the idea. So she was scoped and he quickly decided that she had huge adenoids and scheduled surgery for the next week. She had blood work done and he decided while she was in there for the adnenoids, he would also look at her sinuses (long history of green noses). She went in and it must have 10 minutes (at the most) that she was out in the recovery room. Her adenoids were removed, he didn't see any nodules on her throat (her voice was always scratchy) and he scraped her sinuses (ewwww, I know).
She was cranky as all get out and wanted to eat but we took her home and gave her one additional dose of Tylenol 3, whereas she napped for about 3 hours and woke up as pleasant as could be, wanting to eat and play. I was hard pressed to keep her still the next day, as she was simply in the best mood and obviously felt terrific.
So, I was terrified for her but I don't regret having that surgery, to this day, for one second. She had some kind of infection in her sinuses that came back with her labs and he treated her with a follow-up broad spectrum antibiotic. She has gotten ill a few times in the last 2 years - but there has not been a single ear infection since then. She has had fevers and stomach viruses but nothing like before her surgery. I feel it was a rough patch that was worth going through.
I hope yours goes smoothly also! Take care!