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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

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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I'm 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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In a tonsillectomy of a child, what are the chances of needing a blood tranfusion during surgery?

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 more

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I had a tonsillectomy 2 weeks ago and since the surgery my urine flow has weakened, is that normal?

I had a tonsillectomy 2 weeks ago and since the surgery my urine flow has weakened, is that normal?

No: If you are using pain medications for post-operative pain, these can slow your bladder's ability to empty properly. This is completely reversible after stopping the medication. Antihistamines can cause the same symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm on propranolol for SVT and im about to have a tonsillectomy. Will the propranolol complicate my surgery?

I'm on propranolol for SVT and im about to have a tonsillectomy. Will the propranolol complicate my surgery?

Probably not: Make certain that your surgeon and anesthesiologist know about your medications and medical history. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I'm having surgery (tonsillectomy) in 7 days and today I have a really bad headache. What pain relievers are safe to take?

I'm having surgery (tonsillectomy) in 7 days and today I have a really bad headache. What pain relievers are safe to take?

Acetaminophen: Stay away from the NSAID medication such as Motrin and aleve (naproxen) until you speak with your surgeon. Acetaminophen however is just fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why is there a persistent feeling that something is lodged in/near thyroid, one year after tonsillectomy surgery? Female, age 30.

You need an ENT: Specialist to look into your throat, you can still talk to the surgeon who performed your tonsillectomy, this feeling may or may not be related to the surgery, wish you well ...Read more

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I am interested in knowing whether I can have a tonsillectomy without general anesthesia. I am terrified of GA and won't have the surgery otherwise.

I am interested in knowing whether I can have a tonsillectomy without general anesthesia. I am terrified of GA and won't 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

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What is good for bad breath after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery?

What is good for bad breath after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery?

Good oral hygeine: Listerine rinses, brushing and flossing you teeth, having your teeth cleaned all will help. Brushing your toogue eith your toothbrush will help. ...Read more

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Velopharyngeal incompetence is it caused by surgery for adenoid and tonsillectomy?

Velopharyngeal incompetence is it caused by surgery for adenoid and tonsillectomy?

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

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Tonsillectomy/ adenoidectomy what's food ideas are good to try after the surgery?

Tonsillectomy/ adenoidectomy what's food ideas are good to try after the surgery?

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

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Can a tonsillectomy cause severe GERD symptoms? Prior to the surgery I had occasional reflux. Now it's severe. Any correlation?

Can a tonsillectomy cause severe GERD symptoms? Prior to the surgery I had occasional reflux. Now it's severe. Any correlation?

Study in progress: The hypothesis is that many patients have silent laryngopharyngeal reflux and by reducing the acid entrance into the oropharynx, patients will have less post tonsillectomy pain due to decreased acid irritation of the surgical wound (tonsil fossas). Are you taking a PPI currently? Ref. Https://clinicaltrials. Gov/ct2/show/NCT01777854 ...Read more

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How many days after tonsillectomy/ adenoidectomy will I stop feeling nauseous? I had surgery tuesday april 23, 2013. Around 11:30am

How many days after tonsillectomy/ adenoidectomy will I stop feeling nauseous? I had surgery tuesday april 23, 2013. Around 11:30am

Pain medication: Likely the pain medication is playing a large role with the nausea you currently are experiencing. Many surgeons prescribe Lortab Elixir for their patients and this medicine is a combo of tylenol (acetaminophen) plus narcotic (hydrocodone). The medicine is likely making your nausea worse. Consider taking otc tylenol (acetaminophen) for you next scheduled dose. You could call your ENT for zofran odt which works great for nausea. ...Read more

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Is out patient surgery clinic just as safe as hospital for Tonsillectomy?

Is out patient surgery clinic just as safe as hospital for Tonsillectomy?

Yes, but...: ...only in appropriately selected patients. For example, patients with obstructive sleep apnea, those with significant medical problems, or controversially, children under 3, may be required to have surgery in the hospital operating room followed by overnight observation prior to discharge. Discuss with your ENT surgeon his/her preferences and criteria for outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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Is tonsillectomy safe? Chronic pain in tonsil made me worry about. Doc says have to take surgery for solving the pain&inflamation. Is this ok? My age20

Is tonsillectomy safe? Chronic pain in tonsil made me worry about. Doc says have to take surgery for solving the pain&inflamation. Is this ok? My age20

Listen to your body: At 20 you shouldn't need to take a stomach acid blocker. Revise your food intake so it isn't needed. Eat plenty of vegetables and turmeric. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and sugar. Take vitamin c with bioflavanoids a few times a day to lower histamine and see if you can help your body heal itself. Surgery is best reserved for recurrent infection or because tonsils cause obstruction at night. ...Read more