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Is a tonsillectomy considered major surgery?

Is a tonsillectomy considered major surgery?

Yes and no: Surgery should never be taken lightly. Any surgery that you have is major. Having said that, tonsillectomy is an operation that carries very low risk of serious complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Is a tonsillectomy a major surgery?

Sure...: Especially , if it's on you or your children. But, it is a fairly common and safe procedure, especially when done by a board certified ENT surgeon - even better if they're experienced. Your surgeon will discuss the risks, which, of course, there are some. Have your questions and concerns ready when you meet with your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a tonsillectomy surgery used for?

What is a tonsillectomy surgery used for?

Sleep apnea. : New understanding of sleep, teeth, tongue position and throat has made tonsillectomy relevant in children and adults with sleep apnea...Especially those with large tonsils. ...Read more

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What are the criteria to get a tonsillectomy surgery?

What are the criteria to get a tonsillectomy surgery?

Choices: There are lote of reasons we recommend tonsillectomy: *repeated infections, *commplicated infection, *asymmetry which is supicious for cancer, *enlargement that blocke breathing, speaking or swallowing, * bad breath and tonsil stones... Knowing if it's right for a particular person depends on the conversation had with a physician. We have some guidelines to help decide. ...Read more

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What should I be sure my surgery center has before I have my tonsillectomy? I want to be sure they are prepared for an emergency.

 What should I be sure my surgery center has before I have my tonsillectomy? I want to be sure they are prepared for an emergency.

Accreditation.: An accredited surgery center meets strict standards for safety, equipment, and staff credentials. It should be licensed by the state, and accredited by at least one of the following: JCAHO, AAAASF, and/or AAAHC. You can easily search the Internet for websites of those organizations to verify a center's credentials. ...Read more

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Just wondering if it would be okay to eat pizza after a tonsillectomy been craving it since my surgery. Which was 6 days ago. ?

Just wondering if it would be okay to eat pizza after a tonsillectomy been craving it since my surgery. Which was 6 days ago. ?

Ask your MD: Call the office of the surgeon who performed the tonsillectomy. They will provide you with the exact recommendations on what and when to eat solid foods. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im having parathyroidectomy. Will surgery leave a strong odor on patient similar to tonsillectomy ?

No : Odor from tonsillectomy comes from bacteria growing in open wound in your mouth/throat. Parathyroid surgery is performed sterilely and there is no open wound. No odor issue at all in my experience. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Manuka honey 15+ nine days post tonsillectomy having had a couple of post surgery bleeds?

Is it ok to take Manuka honey 15+ nine days post tonsillectomy having had a couple of post surgery bleeds?

Should be ok: Manuka honey is known for its antibacterial and nutritional properties, and may be helpful in the healing process. Under most circumstances, there are no dietary restrictions regarding honey (assuming no allergy), but since your personal surgeon is more familiar with you and your bleeds, he / she should be also contacted for clarification. ...Read more

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Can I have sex after a tonsillectomy and up3 surgery?

Can I have sex after a tonsillectomy and up3 surgery?

Sex after surgery: Yes, but ask your surgeon how long you should wait to have sex after the surgery. ...Read more

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