Tonsillectomy is the process of removing tonsils through surgery performed by ENT specialists in Kolkata. Tonsils are two oval-shaped tissue pads situated at the rear of the throat, one on each side.
Why it’s done
A tonsillectomy is performed to treat:
- Frequent, persistent or severe tonsillitis
- Complications due to inflamed tonsils
- Bleeding of tonsils
- Other rare conditions of tonsils
Complications of inflamed tonsils
Tonsils may become inflamed following recurrent or constant infections, or they may get enlarged naturally. A tonsillectomy could be suggested by ENT doctors in Kolkata for treating the following disorders caused by enlarged tonsils:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Disturbed breathing while sleeping
- Difficulty in swallowing
Other disorders of the tonsils
A tonsillectomy could be performed to treat certain rare diseases of the tonsils like:
- Cancerous tissues in either or both tonsils
- Frequent bleeding from the blood vessels close to the surface of tonsils
According to ENT specialists in Kolkata, like any other surgery, tonsillectomy has certain risks:
- Side effects of anesthetics:Medicines offered to make one sleep during surgery may cause minor, temporary health issues like nausea, headache, muscle soreness or vomiting. Long-term, serious troubles are rare.
- Swelling:Swelling of tongue may cause breathing troubles, especially during the first few hours following the procedure.
- Bleeding during surgery.In some rare cases, severe bleeding may occur during surgery which requires further treatment followed by an extended hospital stay.
- Bleeding during healing.Bleeding may occur during the course of healing, especially if the wound scab is removed too soon.
- Infection: In rare cases, surgery may result in an infection that could require additional treatment.
Almost everyone who has undergone a tonsillectomy is likely to experience pain. It is mostly in the throat and often in the ears but could also be felt in the neck or jaw.