Tonsil Surgery / Tonsillectomy
It is a surgical procedure to remove tonsils from throat with coblator(bloodless) in patients with large tonsils with complaints of throat pain, snoring and breathing problems.
Why is a tonsillectomy done ?
Tonsillectomy is performed for a variety of reasons. The following are the two most common reasons:
• You're having trouble breathing at night because of your tonsils. A typical sign of this is snoring.
• You have recurring throat infections (6 or more times per year), with inflamed and enlarged tonsils (tonsillitis).
Tonsillitis is characterised by inflamed and swollen tonsils, which can make it difficult to breathe through your mouth. Other signs and symptoms include:
• Red tonsils
• White or yellow coating on your tonsils
• Painful blisters or Throat ulcers
• Loss of appetite
• Ear pain
• Difficulty swallowing
• Swollen glands in neck or jaw
• Fever and chills
• Bad breath
• A scratchy or garbled voice
• Stiff neck
Tonsillitis Symptoms in Children
Symptoms in children may also include:
• Stomach upset
• Stomach pain
• Inability to eat or swallow.
Tonsillitis Causes and Risk Factors
Tonsillitis is caused by bacterial and viral diseases. Streptococcus (strep) bacteria, which can also cause strep throat, is a prevalent reason. Other common causes include the following:
• Herpes simplex virus
• Influenza virus
• Epstein-Barr virus
• Parainfluenza viruses
How is a tonsillectomy done?
Tonsillectomy can be performed in a number of ways. The surgery will be performed under general anaesthesia while you sleep. The operation typically takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. The doctor will remove your tonsils without causing you any discomfort.
Although a partial tonsillectomy may be advantageous for certain people, the tonsils are usually removed completely.
A surgeon will use the most suited procedure for the patient.Tonsil