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A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of infected or inflamed tonsils. Tonsils are pads of immune tissues on each side of the back of the throat. They are an essential part of the immune system in children but eventually lose their functionality. Since these immune tissues present in such a vulnerable position, they can be easily infected.
While medical management is perfectly applicable for mild to moderate cases of tonsillitis, for severe cases, total removal of tonsils is generally recommended to provide the patient with pain relief, better breathing, and improve the patient’s quality of life.
Max Health is associated with advanced state-of-the-art hospitals to help provide minimally invasive tonsillectomy for both adults and children. At Max Health, our ENT specialists use USFDA-approved procedures such as electrocautery and coblation tonsillectomy to ensure the surgery is completed without any complications.
One of the biggest advantages of such advanced procedures is that they have a shorter recovery period and allow patients to return to their regular lives very quickly compared to conventional treatments. Another significant advantage is their lack of surgical and post-surgical complications.
Pristyn Care surgical team has well-trained expert ENT specialists with over 10 years of experience in performing successful tonsillectomy surgeries through minimally invasive techniques for successful outcomes. In addition to their surgical expertise, they have a warm demeanor which ensures the patient is comfortable during their treatment journey.
Before the surgery, it is necessary to have a proper diagnostic evaluation to evaluate the severity of the condition and to ensure that the surgery is the right course of treatment. For proper diagnosis of tonsillitis, its causes, and severity, the ENT doctor will perform the following diagnostic tests:
Besides these, the patients may need additional diagnostic tests sometimes, such as CBC (Complete Blood Count), X-ray, CT scan, etc., for severe cases.
Tonsillectomy surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia to ensure that the patient has no pain or trauma associated with the surgery. Once the diagnosis is done, the surgeon and patient come together to determine the kind of treatment techniques that would be best for the patient. Generally, coblation and cauterization tonsillectomy are widely considered to be the best treatments for tonsillectomy.
During electrocautery, or cauterization tonsillectomy, the surgeon uses low-energy electrocautery to remove the inflamed tonsils. On the other hand, during coblation tonsillectomy, the ENT surgeon uses low-temperature radiofrequency and a saline solution to gently and precisely remove the tonsils. Both these techniques prevent damage to the tissues surrounding tissues and thus aid in a faster recovery.
Tonsillectomy generally takes about 20-30 minutes, and then the patient is moved to a recovery ward. Most patients are discharged within 24 hours, even if they are hospitalized for overnight observation.
While preparing for a tonsillectomy surgery, you must take the following precautions:
Complete recovery after a tonsillectomy in adults can take about 2-3 weeks. You can promote your recovery by following a few simple tips:
Tonsillectomy is required to treat the following conditions:
Tonsillectomy is generally considered necessary if the symptoms related to tonsillitis, such as pain and difficulty in swallowing, breathing difficulties, sleep apnea, swelling in the neck glands, etc., are severely impacting your life or if you are not experiencing adequate relief from tonsillitis even after maximum medical treatment.
Tonsillectomy is also preferred over medical treatments if the patient has a tonsillar abscess, i.e., collection of pus behind the tonsils, accompanied by severe pain, fever, swelling, etc.
The 5 most common benefits of getting your tonsils removed are:
Less time off work or school: People with severe tonsil infections often have to skip work (school), which results in increased absences and decreased productivity. A successful tonsillectomy means less time off of work and higher productivity.
Tonsillectomy surgery can be performed as both inpatient or outpatient surgery, i.e., you may be discharged on the same day, or you may be hospitalized respectively. Even if you are hospitalized, you will likely be discharged within 24 hours of the surgery.
You may be groggy for the first 24-48 hours due to the anesthesia, but as the anesthesia wears off, that will disappear.
You may have a sore throat, along with mild ear, neck, and jaw pain for a few days. The pain and soreness can last up to 10 days but can be easily managed through painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicines.
Your tonsillectomy site will develop white patchy scabs very quickly. Do not touch or irritate these scabs as that may reopen the surgical wounds. If your scabs are bleeding, you can massage your neck region with ice packs to soothe them. However, if there is too much blood, then you need to visit an emergency room immediately. Generally, these scabs fall off on their own within 5 to 10 days with very little pain.
The overall cost of tonsillectomy surgery in India ranges from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 60,000. However, the cost is variable and depends on the individual characteristics of the patient.
Some factors that affect the cost of tonsillectomy are:
At most you may have to skip work for about 2-3 days after a tonsillectomy, especially if you have a desk job. However, if you have a physically straining job, you may need to forego work for at least a week.
No, tonsillectomy is the removal of tonsils, permanently in most cases, therefore, the recurrence of tonsillitis after a tonsillectomy is incredibly rare.
No, you should consult an ENT specialist for the best tonsillectomy procedure without any postsurgical complications.
No, the tonsillectomy procedure remains almost the same for both kids and adults. The size of the endoscope and laser may be different depending on the size of the throat opening, but the rest of the surgery remains the same.
There is very little pain after a tonsillectomy and it can be easily managed through NSAID painkillers, such as ibuprofen, paracetamol, etc.