What is Tonsillectomy?
Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure in which the infected tonsils are removed. Tonsils are the lumps of tissue that are present on both sides of back of the throat. They help the immune system to protect the body from several infections. If the tonsils are removed along with adenoid glands then it is called an Adenoidectomy. There are 5 types of Tonsillectomy and they are:
What are the advantages of Tonsillectomy?
The following are the advantages of Tonsillectomy:
What are the indications of Tonsillectomy?
Tonsillectomy is indicated in the following conditions:
What is the preparation for Tonsillectomy?
What are the steps involved in Tonsillectomy?
What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Tonsillectomy?
Who can perform Tonsillectomy [Right specialist type for Tonsillectomy]?
Tonsillectomy can be performed by a certified and skilled ENT surgeon or General surgeon who is well experienced in Tonsillectomy.
What is the cost of Tonsillectomy?
The cost of Tonsillectomy may vary according to the following factors:
The minimum cost for Tonsillectomy may be Rs. 30,000
The average cost of a Tonsillectomy may be around Rs.45,000
The maximum cost of Tonsillectomy may be around Rs.60,000
Is Tonsillectomy major surgery or minor surgery?
Tonsillectomy is a major surgery which involves the removal of Tonsils from the back of the throat.
What is the eligibility criteria for Tonsillectomy?
People who can undergo Tonsillectomy are:
What is the ineligibility criteria for Tonsillectomy?
People who cannot undergo Tonsillectomy are:
What are the risks and complications associated with Tonsillectomy?
The following are the risks and complications involved in Tonsillectomy:
How long does it take to complete Tonsillectomy?
The duration of Tonsillectomy is about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
What is the recovery time?
The usual recovery time for Tonsillectomy is 1-2 weeks. The patient may return to work or daily activities after this period. Once the tonsils are removed, there will be a white coating in that place. This may go off in 5-15 days.
What is the success rate of Tonsillectomy?
Tonsillectomy is a very common procedure for both children and adults. The success rate of this surgical procedure depends on the following factors:
However, the success rates of Tonsillectomy are very high.
Is Tonsillectomy painful?
Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under general anesthesia. There may be some discomfort after the procedure.
Is Tonsillectomy Permanent?
Tonsillectomy is considered permanent because tonsils are removed permanently from the throat.
What are the long-term results of Tonsillectomy?
The long-term results of Tonsillectomy are as follows:
Can Tonsillectomy be detected in future?
Tonsillectomy is the permanent removal of the tonsils from the throat. Very rarely if the tonsils tissue is not removed completely, there may be chances of re-growth of the tissue but the complete structure may not be formed. Consult the doctor if you feel the re-growth of tonsils.
Is Tonsillectomy safe?
Tonsillectomy is considered a safe procedure. Every surgery comes with some risks and benefits. Discuss the risks and benefits of the Tonsillectomy with your doctor before undergoing this surgery.
What are the alternatives for Tonsillectomy?
The alternatives for Tonsillectomy are as follows: