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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not Horrible: It is a routine surgery with some rare complications like bleeding and infection But it is not a horrible surgery

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain: That is the most frequent issue in postoperative recovery despite modern techniques like coblation tonsillectomy, using radiofrequency energy. You wil ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillectomy postop: Adult recovery from tonsillectomy ranges from 1-2 weeks. Recovery depends on tonsillectomy technique, pain tolerance, underlying health issues and rea ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Varies: Depends on the method to take them out. Some methods of intracapsular tonsillectomy (see www.Itonsil.Com) take 2 days, while the conventional methods ... Read More
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Dr. R. Keith Hill
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Kids heal faster: Adults who ultimately undergo tonsillectomy have often had a lifetime of infections. Because of this, their surgery can be more difficult and require ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillectomy: Adults have had years of infections which can result in scar tissue. Their tonsils are often much harder to remove (sometimes requiring more trauma, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Safety: It is safe but with any major surgery, there are risks. 5% chance bleeding which can be severe.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Not usual.: That is unusual. Return to your ENT for follow up.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vandana Kumra
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: After tonsillectomy, most people have significant pain for several days. Many tonsil infections can also be quite painful. Remember, after tonsil ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
MGT: Removal can be effective, but review the risks in detail with your PCP and surgeon.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
MGT: A virtual consult maya be useful in reviewing your symptoms, history of infections and signs/symptoms of apnea.

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