What is tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure in which both palatine tonsils are fully removed from the back of the throat.
Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils, which are the two small glands located at the back of the throat. MGM Hospital CBD provides comprehensive treatments for Tonsillectomy with their team of skilled specialists and experts in the field of otolaryngology (ENT). The hospital uses advanced diagnostic techniques, including physical examination, throat cultures, and imaging studies, to assess the condition of the tonsils and determine the appropriate treatment approach.



If you notice any of the following tonsillectomy symptoms, please call us right away:

  • Pain in the ears, neck or jaw.
  • Nausea and vomiting for a few days.
  • Mild fever for several days.
  • Bad breath for up to two weeks.
  • Swelling of the tongue or throat.
  • Feeling of something stuck in the throat.


Our healthcare specialists at MGM hospital are skilled in diagnosing and treating tonsillectomy, and we work with each patient to determine the underlying cause of their issue:

  • Tonsils are your first line of defense against illness.
  • They produce white blood cells that help your body fight infection.
  • The tonsils combat bacteria and viruses that enter your body through your mouth and nose.
  • However, tonsils are also vulnerable to infection from the very pathogens they help keep away.


Our MGM hospital's healthcare professionals will make every effort to eliminate the following risks associated with tonsillectomy

  • Reactions to anesthetics:Medication to make you sleep during surgery often causes minor, short-term problems, such as headache, nausea, vomiting or muscle soreness. Serious, long-term problems are rare, though general anesthesia is not without the risk of death.
  • Swelling:Swelling of the tongue and soft roof of the mouth (soft palate) can cause breathing problems, particularly during the first few hours after the procedure.


To avoid tonsillectomy, our doctors take the following precautions:

Avoid acidic, spicy, hard or crunchy foods that may cause pain or bleeding. Rest. Bed rest is important for several days after surgery, and strenuous activities — such as running and bike riding — should be avoided for two weeks after surgery.

How is it diagnosed?

At MGM hospital, our skilled medical professionals diagnose tonsillectomy using the through method described below: Your doctor will examine your throat to reach a diagnosis. Your doctor may also take a throat culture by gently swabbing the back of your throat. The culture will be sent to a laboratory to identify the cause of your throat infection.Before the surgery, it is necessary to have a proper diagnostic evaluation to evaluate the severity of the condition and to ensure that the surgery is the right course of treatment. For proper diagnosis of tonsillitis, its causes, and severity.
The expert doctors at MGM Hospital CBD will ensure that the patient receives the best possible care throughout the entire treatment process.
Once a patient is diagnosed with tonsillitis or other conditions that require tonsillectomy, they will be scheduled for surgery with skilled surgeons at MGM Hospital CBD.
MGM Hospital CBD provides several diagnostic procedures to evaluate patients who may requiretreatments tonsillectomy, including:
• Physical Examination
• Medical History
• Imaging tests
• Laboratory tests


How is it treated?

MGM Hospital CBD provides tonsillectomy treatment with the help of skilled and experienced ENT surgeons who specialize in performing the procedure. The hospital may use different surgical techniques depending on the individual patient's condition, such as traditional tonsillectomy, coblation tonsillectomy, or laser tonsillectomy.
Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure performed by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeon to remove the tonsils, which are two small masses of tissue located at the back of the throat. The procedure is usually performed on children or adults who have recurrent tonsillitis, obstructive sleep apnea, or other problems related to the tonsils.


The patient is given a general anesthesia to ensure they do not feel any pain during the surgery.


The patient is positioned on their back with their mouth open and head tilted back.

Accessing the tonsils

The surgeon uses a specialized instrument, such as a tonsillectomy clamp or a scalpel, to access the tonsils through the mouth.

Removal of tonsils

Using the tonsillectomy clamp or scalpel, the surgeon carefully removes the tonsils from the back of the throat.


Once the tonsils are removed, the surgeon will use a small amount of absorbable material to stop any bleeding and promote healing.

During the recovery period

The surgery usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, and the patient can typically go home the same day. The recovery time can vary depending on the age and overall health of the patient, but most children can return to normal activities within a week or two. During the recovery period, the patient will need to avoid activities that could potentially damage the throat, such as eating hard or spicy foods. The patient will also need to follow up with their surgeon to ensure proper healing and to address any concerns or complications

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