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When is it a good idea to get a tonsillectomy?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Chronic or OSA

Recurrent or chronic tonsillitis / throat infections, especially if affecting school / work attendance or performance, or (in young children) for obstructive sleep apnea.
We don't recommend tonsillectomy just based on large tonsil size anymore.

In brief: Chronic or OSA

Recurrent or chronic tonsillitis / throat infections, especially if affecting school / work attendance or performance, or (in young children) for obstructive sleep apnea.
We don't recommend tonsillectomy just based on large tonsil size anymore.
Dr. Rodney Diaz
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