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is a tonsillectomy considered major surgery

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes and no: Surgery should never be taken lightly. Any surgery that you have is major. Having said that, tonsillectomy is an operation that carries very low ris ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Sure...: Especially , if it's on you or your children. But, it is a fairly common and safe procedure, especially when done by a board certified ENT surgeon - ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
Reducing infections: The need for elective tonsillectomy is controversial. However, tonsillectomy is commonly performed in children, along with adenoidectomy—removal of ad ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Choices: There are lote of reasons we recommend tonsillectomy: *repeated infections, *commplicated infection, *asymmetry which is supicious for cancer, *enlar ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Accreditation.: An accredited surgery center meets strict standards for safety, equipment, and staff credentials. It should be licensed by the state, and accredited b ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Ask your MD: Call the office of the surgeon who performed the tonsillectomy. They will provide you with the exact recommendations on what and when to eat solid foo ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francis Ruggiero
19 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
No : Odor from tonsillectomy comes from bacteria growing in open wound in your mouth/throat. Parathyroid surgery is performed sterilely and there is no o ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Should be ok: Manuka honey is known for its antibacterial and nutritional properties, and may be helpful in the healing process. Under most circumstances, there ar ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say: Call the medical office that is going to perform the surgery and inform them of your issue.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
That depends: On how soon after surgery. My best advise is to ask your surgeon.
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