Tonsil surgery is also known as tonsillectomy or tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. It is commonly performed for children but many adults also benefit from this surgery. Patients who have multiple infections of their tonsils or sleeping disorders are good candidates for this surgery. Also, many adults have trouble swallowing, bad breath, or small concretions known as tonsilliths and this can be resolved with tonsil surgery.
Children who have many infections, sleep disorders, or many ear infections may benefit from a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy which removes both the tonsils and the adenoid tissue in the back of the nose. This tissue can get infected and can block the proper drainage of the ear.
Patients can often go home the same day of the surgery and be back to work or school within two weeks. You will be instructed to maintain a diet of soft foods only during the recovery period and will have a sore throat during this time too.