Tonsillectomy is the surgical procedure to remove both palatine tonsils, two oval-shaped lymphoid tissue mass at the back of the throat.


  • Recurrent / chronic tonsillitis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • As a part of other oral-pharyngeal surgeries
  • Tonsillar cancer
  • Following Peri-tonsillar abscess ( Quinsy)

Tonsillectomy procedure is done under general anesthesia, and recovery time for post-surgical healing is 7 -10 days. Most commonly, it is done using cold steel instruments (blade) or specialized surgical instruments like coblator/ cautery.

Almost all patients will have throat pain after tonsillectomy surgery, and it usually takes 7-10 days to subside completely.

Things to do during recovery:

  • To take medications as prescribed by your doctor
  • Maintain good hydration
  • Bland and cold foods those are easy to swallow like ice creams, pudding, mashed potatoes, etc.
  • The mother or caretaker should accompany a child (aged five years or less for a week) to look for any oral bleeding, high fever, and difficulty of breathing.
Following are the indications for immediate medical care post-surgery:

  • Active oral bleeding
  • Fever and severe throat pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dehydration

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