How do we deal with recurrent episodes of tonsillitis in adults?
In these cases, and according to indications. we can proceed with tonsillectomy. This way the patient is relieved from symptoms, but also they are protected from any tonsillitis complications,such as peritonsillar abscess.
I suffer from snoring, difficulty in breathing or apnea during sleep. Can these symptoms be a result of my ‘big’tonsils? What can be done?
Yes it is quite possible that these symptoms are resulting from the anatomy of your oral cavity and/or nose. Our first step is a pneumonological evaluation and /or a polysomnography. Depending on the results and our own examination we can correct the specific anatomy with tonsillectomy and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. If needed we can also perform correction of a deviated septum for better results.
Is tonsillectomy performed in adults?
Of course. The patient returns home the next day with instructions about diet and painkillers.
What is the most common complication of this operation?
Though very rare the most common complication is postoperative bleeding. In case this happens it can be succesfully controlled.