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Tonsillectomy

Definition

Tonsillectomy is the surgical procedure for removal of the tonsils.

Description

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

Questions

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?