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what is the definition or description of: tonsillectomy adenoidectomy?

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Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tonsillectomy: This is the removal of the tonsils nd adenoids. The procedure is generally done as an outpatient and takes around one week to recover.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
T&A: Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy is the surgical procedure that describes the removal of both tonsils and adenoid tissue through the mouth. Tonsils are located in the back of the mouth at the sides of the throat, and adenoid tissue is located at the space just beyond the back of the nose. T&a surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia, typically on an outpatient basis.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have a bad taste in the mouth after tonsillectomy?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: This should get better with time. By 3-4 weeks postop, you should be feeling better.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is tonsillectomy recovery like for a teenager?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Nothing special: The recovery period is usually unremarkable. The first few days the patient may require some soft diet due to discomfort with swallowing. Liquids should be tepid rather than too hot or cold. There may be some visible coating in the beds where tonsills used to be. He may need to take some Ibuprofen to help reduce the postoperative pain and inflammation.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can you have a tonsillectomy without general anesthesia in the us?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
No: Cant imagine it would be possible or safe. Endotrachial intubation protects the lungs from blood and other debris. One would have difficulty being comfortable or breathing with a doctor taking out your tonsils without general anesthesia.
A 37-year-old member asked:

When should a child have an adenoidectomy?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Current Thoughts...: ... Include frequent ear infections, nasal obstruction or blockage and sleep apnea caused by enlarged adenoids. Consult with your doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How much pain should one expect after an adenoidectomy?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Almost none: An adenoidectomy is virtually painless. As long as the palatine tonsils (tonsils in the throat) are not removed, the operation heals without any pain. Bleeding is also very rare.

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