Should I Get a Tonsillectomy?

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Are You Glad You Got a Tonsillectomy? I posted this funny picture on our Facebook page and asked readers who had had a tonsillectomy in the past four years if they regretted it. I got quite a response. The question was: Do you regret getting a tonsillectomy? The responses: Lalana I have!! I know in the… Continue reading Should I Get a Tonsillectomy?

Preparation for Tonsillectomy

Preparation for Tonsillectomy for older children and adults Douglas G Mann, MD, Board Certified Otolaryngologist, Graduate of Yale University School of Medicine Just because tonsillectomy is an outpatient procedure does not mean that the recovery is a breeze. It is not. In Germany, adults stay 4-5 days in the hospital! So you should be ready… Continue reading Preparation for Tonsillectomy

How Much Time Off for Tonsillectomy?

One of the most common questions people ask on the forum is, “how much off from work to recover from my adult tonsillectomy?” Of course it varies between individuals.  I put the question out to our Face Book page.  Here’s what people had to say.  Feel free to add your own comments at the bottom… Continue reading How Much Time Off for Tonsillectomy?

Adult Tonsillectomy Risks

There is encouraging news for adults considering tonsillectomy surgery.  A recent study indicates that risks for adults undergoing tonsillectomy surgery are very similar to those in pediatric patients. Research Indicates Adult Tonsillectomy Risks Similar to Pediatric This is exciting because, though there has long been extensive research indicating relative safety, or low risk of complications,… Continue reading Adult Tonsillectomy Risks