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Tonsillectomy refers to the removal of your tonsils. Tonsils are oval-shaped structures of lymphoid tissue at the back of your throat. You have one tonsil on each side. Tonsils are part of the body’s immune system, and they help stop bacteria and viruses from entering the body through the mouth or the nose.
Tonsils can become enlarged, and this can cause many complications like breathing problems or difficulty swallowing. Enlarged tonsils can happen due to multiple reasons. This can be due to acute inflammation or a tumor.
The most common indications for tonsillectomy are if:
Recurrent tonsillitis is be defined as:
There are different ways by which the tonsils can be removed. Common techniques include:
Other techniques involve the use of radiofrequency ablation, carbon dioxide laser, and/or a microdebrider. You should discuss these details with your doctor before the procedure
There are few problems that can arise following the procedure. They include:
Watch for the complications that require prompt medical care like bleeding, fever, dehydration, and breathing problems.
In general, tonsillectomy can help in treating recurring tonsil infections and reduce their severity. Tonsillectomies to treat viral tonsillitis have a smaller benefit than those used to treat recurring bacterial tonsilitis. Tonsillectomies to treat obstructive sleep apnea and other conditions can improve outcomes when other treatment strategies have not been beneficial. An ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor is recommended to follow up with.
Mayo Clinic: Tonsillectomy
Cleveland Clinic: Tonsillectomy