Tonsillectomy

This surgery involves removal of lymphatic tissue from the throat on both sides called the palatine tonsils.

Patients, usually children with repeated throat infections along with tonsillar enlargement are adviced to undergo tonsillectomy.They usually have symptoms such as throat pain, foul smell from mouth, fever, difficulty in swallowing.

Surgery can be performed in local or general anaesthesia. The tonsil tissue is removed via the mouth and this does not involve any cuts or stitches. There are various techniques to remove the tonsils. It can be done using instruments, diathermy, coblator. The patient experiences some pain following surgery and is discharged on same day with pain medicines. Patient is reviewed back after a week to check healing process.

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