A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. Tonsils are two small glands located in the back of your throat. Tonsils house white blood cells to help you fight infection, but sometimes the tonsils themselves become infected. Tonsillitis and the need for tonsillectomies are more common in children than adults. However, people of any age can experience trouble with their tonsils and require surgery.
HOW IS TONSILLECTOMY DIAGNOSED?
An ENT specialist performs Tonsillectomy by cold knife dissection to remove the tonsils with a scalpel. Another common method for Tonsillectomy involves burning away the tissues through a process called cauterization.
HOW IS TONSILLECTOMY TREATED?
As a preparation for the surgery, you will have to stop taking anti-inflammatory medicines at least a two weeks before surgery. You’ll also need to fast after midnight before your tonsillectomy.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pain medication can help feel better during recovery.