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Need a Tonsillectomy?
Here at Capitol Otolaryngology, a tonsillectomy is a common and fairly simple surgical procedure. During the procedure, each tonsil is removed from a recess on the side of the pharynx called the tonsillar fossa. The procedure is performed in response to repeated occurrence of acute tonsillitis, sleep surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, nasal airway obstruction, diphtheria carrier state, snoring, or peritonsillar abscess.
For children, the adenoids (also known as a pharyngeal tonsil or nasopharyngeal tonsil) are usually removed, a procedure called adenoidectomy (or tonsilloadenoidectomy or adenotonsillectomy when combined). Although tonsillectomy is performed less frequently than in the 1950s, it remains one of the most common surgical procedures in children.
Do You Have Recurring Tonsillitis?
Recurring tonsillitis occurs when you have frequent infections with streptococcus bacteria, causing severe sore throat and fever.
Do You Have Chronic Tonsillitis?
Chronic tonsillitis is a collection of infected material in the tonsils, resulting in bad breath and a sore throat.
Do You Have Enlarged Tonsils?
Enlarged tonsils may cause snoring, mouth breathing, and sleep apnea.
Did You Answer Yes To Any of the Above?
A tonsillectomy can now be performed as an outpatient procedure with modern techniques to reduce the pain and speed up recovery.
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