Are you one of those parents who wonder if it is wise for your child to have the tonsils taken out, considering the recurrent throat infections and the agony caused by it for your child?
Tonsillitis or inflammation of the tonsils caused by infection of virus or bacteria is often successfully treated with a course of antibiotics.
Only some complicated cases may require a tonsillectomy. It is important to know that Tonsillectomy (surgical removal of tonsils) is preferred only as the last resort to tonsillitis treatment and there are always risks associated with surgery.
Tonsillectomy may be recommended if your child has:
Other indications for tonsillectomy may include:
If you're advised tonsillectomy by your doctor, know what to expect by clarifying with your surgeon. Every surgeon has a different technique for removal of tonsils. The surgical procedure of tonsillectomy can be performed with adenoidectomy or even without it. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia on the choice of surgeon. Different methods of procedure used are:
Tonsillectomy involves, the surgeon removing the tonsils through the mouth without making a cut on the skin. Many children can go home on the same day of surgery after observation in the recovery room for several hours. Traditionally the tonsils are completely removed, but in Intracapsular (partial) tonsillectomy only the inflamed tonsil tissue is removed leaving behind very small part of the tonsil tissue. This helps to protect the throat muscles and as a result, reduce the pain and makes it easier to eat and drink.
Recovery:It can take a week or more to recover from a tonsillectomy. During that period the person will have a sore throat, and may have difficulty in eating and drinking. Pain medication andother antibiotics prescribed, may help to manage the pain and recovery.
Coblation Tonsillectomy: An ablation wand (pen-like device) and radio frequency radiation are used to remove tonsils either partially or completely as part of this procedure. The procedure helps in removing the tonsils safely without damaging the surrounding tissues. The entire procedure takes about 30-45 minutes time and is done under general or local anesthesia.
Laser Tonsillectomy: This is a technique performed in patients suffering from severe tonsillitis or from enlarged tonsils. The laser technique is state of the art technology, minimally invasive and aimed at improving the patient's condition by reducing the size of the tonsils without physically cutting thus reducing the discomfort and improving recovery period for the patient.
BSR ENT hospital uses the latest and minimally invasive techniques for patient comfort and speedy recovery. The cost of tonsillectomy is dependent on the expertise and experience of the doctors combined with technology used. At BSR we use highly qualified and well trained doctors and use latest technologies equipped with world class facilities.
BSR ENT Hospital is one of the renowned ENT Specialist Hospitals in Secunderabad with a high success rate of tonsillectomies and successful clinical outcomes, since the past 40 years.
Trained and Experienced Doctors: Highly qualified, experienced and trained ENT specialists like Dr. B. Shanker Rao, MS, DLO, FICS and Dr. B. Kalyan Chakravarthy, MS ENT / Head and Neck Surgeon, are skilled specialists in ENT care. Dr. Kalyan Chakravarthy is also a consultant with KIMS Hospitals, one of the largest Corporate Hospital groups in South India with tertiary and quaternary healthcare.
Latest Technologies and Equipment: BSR applies latest technologies, Zeiss Microscope, Lasers, Karl-Storz Nasal Endoscopic equipment with HD operating cameras and monitors, that enable accuracy in performing surgeries leading to successful outcomes. Our in-house Clinical and Biochemical Laboratory / Radiology help in quick diagnosis and timely treatment, making it convenient for our patients.
Patient Centric Approach: We are a team of expert specialists who ensure every patient gets the treatment they deserve. Our high quality treatment is personalized and affordable. Doctor discusses the treatment plan with the patients and educates them on the condition and treatment for better understanding and cooperation of the patient.
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