A 48-year-old female asked:
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Can I have adenoids out but keep tonsils? I'm 47, and have constants issues. Lost of throat infections, sore throat for weeks.

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsils and adenoids: The surgical procedure depends on your symptoms, pathology and anatomy. Have your throat evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist
Answered on May 1, 2015

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