A 28-year-old female asked:
I've read that many doctors won't perform tonsillectomies anymore. i have tonsil stones, and often get strep throat. can i ask for a tonsillectomy?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Doctor's evaluation: Tonsillectomies are still performed but much less indicated than before, especially after childhood period, having malignancy in a tonsil for example, or more than 6 or seven documented tonsillitis per year are good indications for surgery among other rare indications, having tonsillar stones alone might not be an absolute indication, check with your doctor/ENT surgeon,
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Last updated Oct 25, 2016
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