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  • Definition

    tonsillectomy is the surgical procedure for removal of the tonsils.


    chronic infections of the tonsils, called tonsillitis, is the main reason to have a tonsillectomy.


    What alternative treatment can be recommended?

    Will surgery be recommended?

    What anesthetic will be used? How long will the person be anesthetized? F

    How long does the surgery take?

    What can be expected after surgery?

    Will any medications be prescribed? What are the side effects?

    Will the tonsils grow back?