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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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When can I smoke after tonsillectomy ?

Ask your doctor: At 18 y/o you should really consider not taking it up again. Smoking is a leading factor in heart attacks and the number one factor in lung cancers and copd. Being a cardiothoracic surgeon i unfortunately see the end stages of these diseases. Take this opportunity to stop. Breathing through a hole in your neck in a wheelchair with one leg on dialysis and in heart failure isn't fun or cool. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for a tonsillectomy?

How can I prepare for a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy: Prepare by having realistic expectations about your recovery. You well need to be out of work for 1-2 weeks minimum. Sore throat will be expected. Have lots of liquids particularly icy liquids as hydration is essential. Soft diet, and advance to regular as tolerated. Your doctor will likely prescribe pain medication if Tylenol/ibuprophen is not adequate. Expect low grad temps, bad breath. ...Read more

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What to eat its day 3 of tonsillectomy?

What to eat its day 3 of tonsillectomy?

Anything you want: I tend to not restrict diet in any way. Some ents say to stick to a soft diet but that is more of an older way of thinking. If there was something more difficult with your surgery your doctor may give you specific instructions on what not to eat- obviously follow that. Be sure to stay hydrated. Beyond that, hot, cold, dairy, bubbly, juice, bread, chicken, pizza, you name it... Chow down. ...Read more

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7 days after tonsillectomy. Can i gargle??

Yes should be safe.: If you have any excessive pain or bleeding then you should stop. ...Read more

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How long after a tonsillectomy could i swim?

Ask surgeon: Please let your surgeon answer this for you. That is the person responsible for your care after surgery. ...Read more

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How quickly can they schedule a tonsillectomy?

Depends on: your medical condition ( and medical clearance ) availability of facility and surgeon. Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs in a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy : 30-45 minute surgical procedure under general anesthetic with a breathing tube in place. Through the mouth, the tonsils are removed, usually with a cautery pen without the need for knives or stitches. The surgery is easy to perform but the recovery, especially in adults, is not fun for 2-3 weeks because of a strep-throat-like sore throat. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs during a tonsillectomy?

Clarify question: You mean the surgery? The surgery involves removal.There are many tools used to remove the tonsils. Most important for mom is what happens after tonsillectomy. Make sure they are hydrated and ANY bleeding you need to call your doctor and likely will need to have another trip to the OR for cautery. It generally happens in 3 % ...Read more

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How horrible is a tonsillectomy for older adults?

How horrible is a tonsillectomy for older adults?

Not Horrible: It is a routine surgery with some rare complications like bleeding and infection But it is not a horrible surgery ...Read more

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How bad does it hurt when you get a tonsillectomy?

How bad does it hurt when you get a tonsillectomy?

It's manageable: Individual pain tolerance plays a role, certain surgical techniques hurt less than others. Pain isn't too bad the first 2 days then is worst days 2-3 postop, starts to decrease, sometimes increases 4-6 days postop as the scabs shed and is almost done at 10-14 days. Suggest narcotics, advil, (ibuprofen) and topical Lidocaine to get you through. ...Read more

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What should I expect after an adult tonsillectomy?

Pain: That is the most frequent issue in postoperative recovery despite modern techniques like coblation tonsillectomy, using radiofrequency energy. You will have trouble eating anything solid for at least a week. You will need to drink plenty of fluids and get creative with nutrition during recovery, taking sustacal or other similar supplements. You will get through it and it usually is worth it. ...Read more

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What should I expect when getting a tonsillectomy?

What should I expect when getting a tonsillectomy?

Not a fun time: Tonsillectomy can be a challenge for kids to recover from, but it is even worse in adults. Anyone who tells you it will be easy is not being realistic. You will likely experience strep-throat-like pain (and also referred ear pain) for between 1 and 4 weeks-- figure on not being back to normal for 3-4 weeks. Not to scare you, as it really helps some, but it isn't walk in the park for adults. ...Read more