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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Removal Of Tonsils (Definition)

A tonsillectomy is the surgical ...Read more


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Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

UNLESS CHRONICALLY: Enlarged tonsils is causing sleep apnea, no weight loss is expected. If you have your tonsils removed though, because of the likelihood you won't be able to eat solids for several days, you may lose a couple pounds. ...Read more

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I'm still snoring after tonsillectomy, my previous weight 86kg now reduce to 76kg. Is there any reason for snoring even after done 3 level surgeries.

I'm still snoring after tonsillectomy, my previous weight 86kg now reduce to 76kg. Is there any reason for snoring even after done 3 level surgeries.

Sleep apnea?: Have you had a formal sleep study? Has your ENT suggested c-pap or bi-pap? Has your ENT suggested a uvulectomy or reduction of excess posterior phayngeal tissue?: these can all contribute to ongoing snoring. You will laso need a pulmonary medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Help please? How much does a tonsillectomy hurt?

Help please? How much does a tonsillectomy hurt?

Expect BAD pain: This is one of the most painful surgeries to recover from, and anyone who tells you otherwise either 1) hasn't had it or 2) doesn't perform it. With that said, if you need it (recurrent strep or chronic sore throat or sleep apnea), after this recovery there can be a significant improvement in quality of life, making surgery worth it. It's easier to get over as a child (have less scar tissue). ...Read more

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How much is it to get a tonsillectomy with insurance?

How much is it to get a tonsillectomy with insurance?

Depends: It depends upon the hospital and your insurance. Hospitals and doctors charge different amounts for surgeries. Insurances cover different amounts. You need to talk to your hospital and your insurance company to get these answers. ...Read more

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How much time after tonsillectomy does the pain take to get better?

How much time after tonsillectomy does the pain take to get better?

3 weeks: You may want to ask your surgeon this. Recovery will include major throat pain for 2 weeks, followed by additional pain for another week. ...Read more

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What happens during a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy basics: from Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/tonsillectomy/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20019889

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