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Is A Tonsillectomy Considered 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
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
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
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
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
Having a tonsillectomy in 12 days & haven't been able to sleep more than a few hours over the last 3 weeks. Will this complicate my surgery?
Hard to say: Call the medical office that is going to perform the surgery and inform them of your issue. ...Read more
In a tonsillectomy of a child, what are the chances of needing a blood tranfusion during surgery?
Nearly none: It is vanishingly rare to receive a transfusion during the tonsillectomy. One needs to be careful, however, during the aftercare period. This is when bleeding can be dangerous, especially for small children. Talk to the surgeon about their perosnal rate of bleeding and what instructions s/he would give you should that occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a tonsillectomy 2 weeks ago and since the surgery my urine flow has weakened, is that normal?
I'm on propranolol for SVT and im about to have a tonsillectomy. Will the propranolol complicate my surgery?
I'm having surgery (tonsillectomy) in 7 days and today I have a really bad headache. What pain relievers are safe to take?
I am interested in knowing whether I can have a tonsillectomy without general anesthesia. I am terrified of GA and wont have the surgery otherwise.
Depends...: ...on the doctor -- I think most prefer at least conscious sedation. I'm old enough to have had my tonsils out under local only, and neither the surgeon nor I have fond memories of the process. ...Read more
Can be: This is a very rare complication of adenoid removal. In some people, the adenoid pad at the back of the throat was needed for the palate to close off the nose from the mouth to allow speech to come out from the mouth in a normal way. Some patients have problems closing this area after the adenoid is removed. It can be treated with surgery to lengthen the palate or tighten the closure of the palate. ...Read more
See below: Usually the first 24 hours aren't that bad. Here you can use whatever you can tolerate. I would suggest soft foods to start off with. The ice cream phase is what my daughter called it. Once you are past the initial phases it seems to get worse about day three. The patient really won't want to eat. Here i would just suggest trying liquids as tolerated. ...Read more
I just had sinus surgery and a tonsillectomy 2 DAYS AGO. Can I us cough drops for this cough that just appeared?
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