What is Tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure in which both of the palatine tonsils are completely removed to treat recurrent throat infections or obstructive sleep apnea. Though tonsils are a part of the body’s immune system, their removal doesn’t increase the risk of infections. The problem of tonsillitis can appear in both adults and children. So, if you or your loved ones need to undergo a tonsillectomy in Patna, contact our ENT surgeons right away.

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The ENT specialist analyzes your symptoms and suggests several diagnostic tests to confirm the presence of inflamed tonsils -
  • Physical examination - The doctor checks for swelling around the tonsils externally or look for white spots inside the throat.
  • Swab test - Swab tests are done to determine the types of infection (viral or bacterial).
  • Throat culture - It involves a complete sample of your throat culture by gently swabbing the back of your throat to determine the cause of infection.
  • Complete blood cell count (CBC) - The doctor collects the blood sample to identify if the cause of infection is viral or bacterial.
The ENT surgeon usually recommends the following surgical methods to treat tonsillitis -
  • Cold knife dissection
  • Coblation tonsillectomy
  • Electrocautery or cauterization
  • Harmonic Scalpel
  • Radiofrequency
  • Abnormal pain
  • Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV)
  • Airway obstruction
  • Hypopnea
  • Respiratory abnormalities
  • Excess post-operative bleeding
  • Take regular medications and stick to the diet given by your ENT doctor.
  • Ice can help numb the pain after the surgery and so, chewing ice or applying ice around the surgical site can during the recovery process can result in a speedy recovery.
  • Consume ice cream frequently to reduce pain. Cold items such as yogurt, popsicles, etc. to reduce the swelling and pain after the surgery.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking and smoking during the healing process.
  • Avoid excessive exercises for almost a week after the procedure.
  • Keep distance from people suffering from cold, flu, sore throat, etc., as you can get them easily.
  • Consult the doctor in case of high fever, red face, swelling, itchy skin, etc.
  • Avoid sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose since it can cause pressure around the surgical site.
  • Avoid foods with sharp edges that are spicy and hot.
  • Inform your doctor of any existing medication and allergies before prescribing to new medicines.

Frequently Asked Question

No, tonsillectomy is not a painful surgery since it is done under the effect of general anesthesia. The patient is asleep throughout the surgery, which means they will not feel any pain during the procedure. However, there may be mild discomfort around the surgical site after the effect of anesthesia wears off.

We are associated with some of the best hospitals and clinics in Patna. We also have some of the top doctors and ENT specialists that have years of experience in performing tonsillectomies with an excellent track record.
Yes, tonsillectomy is a safe procedure for kids and adults. The success rate of tonsillectomy depends on the expertise of the surgeon and the medical condition of the child.
Tonsillectomy can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the severity of the condition and the surgical expertise of the surgeon.
It is possible for tonsils to partially reappear if some tissues are left during the procedure. These tissues regenerate, making it possible for tonsils to come back. An experienced surgeon makes sure to thoroughly remove the lymphatic tissues to prevent recurrence in the future.
No, it is not necessary to remove tonsils in case of acute tonsillitis or if the infections are caused due to bacteria. However, doctors recommend removing tonsils to prevent recurrence of tonsillitis in the future.
Following factors affect the tonsillectomy surgery in Patna -
  • Selection of hospital
  • Consultation charges of the ENT specialist
  • Expertise of the surgeon
  • Cost of anesthesiologist
  • Medication cost
  • Insurance coverage
  • Post-consultation charges
Some insurance companies cover the cost of surgery for tonsil removal partially or entirely if it is deemed a medical necessity. However, the insurance approval depends on the insurance policy and the terms and conditions set by the insurance provider.
Tonsillectomy is an outpatient surgery which means the patient can go home on the same day of the surgery after consulting the surgeon. Adult patients should be able to return to their work 3-4 days after the surgery depending on the medical condition of the patient. Children may require a week off from school after a tonsillectomy.

Different surgical procedures to remove tonsils (tonsillectomy)

Tonsillectomy involves surgical removal of the tonsils. This can be done via different methods and techniques depending on the severity of the condition and the preference of the patient. Some of the methods are as follows – 

Coblation tonsillectomy – In this procedure, the surgeon removes tonsils by destroying the surrounding tissues that attach them to the pharynx. This procedure uses low radio frequency during the surgery, which is less painful than the conventional methods. 

Cold-knife dissection – This procedure uses a steel scalpel to surgically remove the tonsils. The excessive bleeding is stopped using sutures or heat treatment (electrocautery). The patient is administered with general anesthesia for a painless procedure. 

Harmonic scalpal – In this method, the surgeon removes tonsils and stops the bleeding from the tonsils simultaneously. 

Radio frequency – The surgeon ablates the tonsils using a laser made of carbon dioxide and a microbridge. 

Benefits of undergoing tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy is an outpatient surgery which means the patient can go home on the same day of surgery after consulting with the doctor. Removing tonsils pose great benefits and lower the probability of chronic infections involving bacteria and virus. Some benefits of tonsillectomy include the following –

  • Improved quality of life
  • Better sleep
  • Fewer infections 
  • Less use of medication
  • Improved sleep 
  • Less time off work or school  

Why choose us for the tonsillectomy in Patna?

Tonsillectomy is a painless procedure that offers effective results and faster recovery. We are associated with some of the best hospitals and clinics in Patna. Our team of specialists has years of training in conducting tonsillectomies for adults and well children with an excellent track record. Our healthcare institutes facilitate modern infrastructure and cutting-edge technology for a very high success rate. Our staff of nurses is well trained to use the latest technologies. Our ENT specialists offer comprehensive treatment for a tonsillectomy to all the patients to make them aware of all the risks and complications before the surgery. However, the key is to weigh the risks with health benefits which will always tip towards the latter. 

Why would an ENT specialist recommend you have a tonsillectomy?

An ENT specialist will recommend tonsillectomy if you have symptoms like-

  • Recurrent episodes of tonsillitis or quinsy (a type of tonsil infection that can cause severe sore throat, high fever, and difficulty in swallowing)
  • Swollen tonsils that cause snoring
  • Difficulty in swallowing and breathing due to swollen tonsils
  • Frequent incidents of sore throats may interrupt your everyday lifestyle and routine.

If you are suffering from such symptoms, get in touch with us to know about the outlook of tonsillectomy in Patna and how the procedure can benefit you. You can also speak with our expert and skilled ENT doctor for tonsillectomy in Patna and know how this procedure can be a good choice for you or your child.

When is a tonsillectomy needed?

Tonsillectomy is needed when a person suffers from these symptoms:

  • A very sore throat
  • Difficulty or pain while swallowing
  • A scratchy-sounding voice
  • Bad breath
  • Fever and chills
  • Ear pain
  • Stomach ache
  • Headache
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Jaw and neck tenderness due to swollen lymph nodes
  • Tonsils that look red and swollen
  • White or yellow spots on the tonsils

Contact us to connect with the best doctors and surgeons for tonsillectomy in Patna.

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