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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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What happens during a tonsillectomy?

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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What can I expect from a tonsillectomy?

Sore throat: Adults tolerate less well than kids, but sore throat and concern for bleeding.
Better techniques have reduced concerns and complications. ...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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What is your take on having a tonsillectomy nowadays?

Tonsillectomy: Tonsillectomy is a major surgery with risks of severe pain and bleeding. Tonsillectomy is an excellent treatment for obstructive problems like sleep apnea, especially in children and for chronic and/or recurrent tonsillitis. ...Read more

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What are post tonsillectomy bumps?

The bumps...: In the tonsil bed during the healing phase usually indicates healing tissue called granulation tissue. This usually occurs just after the light scab has dissolved and the pink mucous membrane is appearing you can also get some enlargement of scattered lymphoid tissue on the back of the throat which is reactive due to the healing process in the tonsil bed. ...Read more

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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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Does tonsillectomy affect fertility?

Does tonsillectomy affect fertility?

No: I was asked this a lot in san diego by mexican families. Also I have been asked this by south american families. There is a misconception about this phenomenon in certain cultures, but no medical evidence to show any impact on fertility from tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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What are side effects of Tonsillectomy?

Pain: Usually there is significant throat pain and difficulty swallowing for several days after the surgery. Other than that, there are usually no other problems and as the area heals the pain and swelling subsides. ...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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How soon after a tonsillectomy can you fly?

How soon after a tonsillectomy can you fly?

10 days.: Some people feel that flying may increase the risk of a post-tonsillectomy bleed. I think the resitriction has more to do with the fact that you would rather be local to your surgeon if anything were to happen (bleeding) in the post-op period. ...Read more

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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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Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

No relation: Not at all, unless there are complication from the surgery. ...Read more

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Does tonsillectomy take away your taste buds?

No: Tonsil surgery does not take away your taste buds. Some people after tonsil surgery will have a transient alteration of taste. This usually recovers with tinture of time. ...Read more

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When is it a good idea to get a tonsillectomy?

When is it a good idea to get a tonsillectomy?

Tonsil guidelines: Criteria for tonsillectomy includes one of the following:
1. Recurrent throat infections with documentation occuring 7 times per year, or at least 5 per 2 years or at least 3 per 3 years.
2. Recurrent throat infections with multiple antibiotic allergies, history of peritonsillar abscess.
3. Tonsil enlargement with presence of sleep disordered breathing.
4. Asymmetrical tonsil growth. ...Read more

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Is tonsillectomy required before mastoidectomy?

Absolutely not: These are two separate problems and are not related. Mastoidectomy today is usually performed for CHRONIC ear infection. This is not related to tonsillitis. Tonsillectomy is indicated for 3 reasons. 1.)
Recurrent acute tonsillitis at least 3-4 times a year, 2.) Obstruction of upper airway leading to a sleep disorder secondary to enlarged tonsils. and 3.) Fetid odor due to retained food. ...Read more

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Red growths 3 weeks after tonsillectomy normal?

Post tonsillectomy: Hello, the red growths I believe that you are referring to are probably granulation tissue islands in the tonsillar fossas. These red areas are a normal part of healing. I always recommend confirming this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I treat severe pain from a tonsillectomy?

How can I treat severe pain from a tonsillectomy?

Talk to surgeon: This really should be discussed with your surgeon rather than looking for answers here. This is not an appropriate way to get the necessary information. Call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can having a tonsillectomy cause snoring problems?

Can having a tonsillectomy cause snoring problems?

Snorring: Usually tonsillectomy improves or cures snorring. Temporarily, swelling after surgery can cause snorring. ...Read more