Preparing for Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy recovery is no picnic. Adult tonsillectomy can be downright miserable. Mine was. The time to plan and prepare is before tonsillectomy surgery, not during recovery. A few handy items can greatly reduce your pain, improve your tonsillectomy recovery time, and help you feel better during your tonsillectomy recovery. A simple item like a humidifier Read More …

Tonsillectomy Shopping List

Preparing for Tonsillectomy -A Shopping List I’ve put together a collection of items that I think will help make your recovery from adult or child tonsillectomy go more smoothly.  Having been through it myself, and read the stories of thousands of patients, I’ve learned that recovery can be very difficult.  The items in this collection can Read More …

Adenoids in Adults

Adult Adenoids No, adenoids aren’t the same as the tonsils but they’re close, literally and figuratively. Very often, when the doctor takes out the tonsils, they also take out the adenoids. Tonsils are located at the back of the throat and are easy to see when the mouth is open, but adenoids, which are similar Read More …

Tonsillectomy Side Effects

After Tonsillectomy Side effects Aside from no longer having tonsils, the effects of tonsillectomy are somewhat unique to each individual. All surgeries carry the risk of complications. While tonsillectomies are no different, tonsillectomy side effects are usually mild. They sometimes reach the discomfort levels of the chronic respiratory infections leading to most tonsillectomies. For other Read More …

Tonsillectomy Risks

Tonsillectomy Risks I had to have a tonsillectomy, which is a surgical procedure where my tonsils were removed. The doctor explained to me that a tonsillectomy was necessary because my tonsils were constantly becoming infected and enlarged. In addition to removing my tonsils, the surgeon removed my adenoids, which are other glands in the throat. Read More …

Tonsillectomy Methods

Laser Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy What You Need to Know about Laser Tonsillectomy Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery often evokes fear in many people, sometimes removing tonsils and adenoids is inevitable. Frequent tonsillitis, tonsil stones, snoring, or enlarged tonsils causing respiratory problems are common reasons to get them removed. It’s quite common to also remove the adenoids Read More …