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Overview: Tonsillectomy Surgery is a procedure in which both of your palatine tonsils will be fully removed from the back of the throat. The procedure is mainly performed for recurrent throat infections and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, your doctor may consider Tonsillectomy if you have
Tonsillectomy is done in the presence of general anesthesia to numb the pain during the surgery. In this procedure, your surgeon will cut out the tonsils using a blade or a scalpel or a specialized surgical tool that uses high energy in the form of sound waves or heat. This type of energy destroys the tissues and stops bleeding. The surgery takes about 30 minutes.
You will be advised to have bland foods that are easy to swallow, such as porridge and broth for a few days after surgery. You need to avoid eating spicy, acidic, hard and crunchy food items as they may cause pain and bleeding.Learn Less