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Is the tonsilectomy a risky thing to do?
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not usually
Scariest surgical risk is postoperative bleeding.
For anesthesia, usually goes fine, though airway surgery always carries risk of obstruction. Anesthesiologists tend to be more nervous with obese people getting tonsillectomy for sleep apnea than with treating chronic tonsillitis. Vomiting very common, though meds have really improved this.

In brief: Not usually
Scariest surgical risk is postoperative bleeding.
For anesthesia, usually goes fine, though airway surgery always carries risk of obstruction. Anesthesiologists tend to be more nervous with obese people getting tonsillectomy for sleep apnea than with treating chronic tonsillitis. Vomiting very common, though meds have really improved this.
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Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
There is always risks involved but this is a very common, simple procedure.

In brief: No
There is always risks involved but this is a very common, simple procedure.
Dr. Alvin Mathew
Dr. Alvin Mathew
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