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Is removing tonsils at age 19 dangerous?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Absolutely not: In the hands of a competent, board certified ENT surgeon, the risk is not any greater than it is in children. Severe pain and a 1% chance of post-operative bleeding must be accepted.

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