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How long is recovery from a tonsillectomy as an adult?
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Tonsillectomy postop
Adult recovery from tonsillectomy ranges from 1-2 weeks.
Recovery depends on tonsillectomy technique, pain tolerance, underlying health issues and reason for tonsillectomy. It is important to follow your surgeon's recommendations as to diet, activity and medications during the post operative course.

In brief: Tonsillectomy postop
Adult recovery from tonsillectomy ranges from 1-2 weeks.
Recovery depends on tonsillectomy technique, pain tolerance, underlying health issues and reason for tonsillectomy. It is important to follow your surgeon's recommendations as to diet, activity and medications during the post operative course.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Marc Rosenthal
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varies
Depends on the method to take them out.
Some methods of intracapsular tonsillectomy (see www.Itonsil.Com) take 2 days, while the conventional methods most otolaryngologists use can take 2-3 weeks.

In brief: Varies
Depends on the method to take them out.
Some methods of intracapsular tonsillectomy (see www.Itonsil.Com) take 2 days, while the conventional methods most otolaryngologists use can take 2-3 weeks.
Dr. Marc Rosenthal
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