A 46-year-old female asked:
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Chronic stones cryptic tonsils 40yr obese female quit smoking less than one year mild hypertension Too high risk for tonsillectomy and laryngoscopy?

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Dr. Robert Nason
17 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
More info would help: Definitely not too risky. Would need to know your other health problems, if any. If there's any concern, you could always get preoperatively clearance from your PCP or a clinic that specializes in clearance.
Answered on Dec 22, 2014
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