A tonsillectomy can be performed to help relieve this and put a permanent stop to tonsil conditions, severe bad breath, and chronic tonsillitis. Enlarged tonsils can also lead to difficulty breathing and disrupted breathing during sleep.

How a Tonsillectomy Is Performed

A tonsillectomy is commonly performed as an outpatient procedure, allowing patients to return home the same day of surgery. General anesthesia will keep you comfortable during the procedure and ensure you do not feel any pain. Your surgeon will then remove the tonsils either using a scalpel or a specialized tool to heat the tissue and stop bleeding. After this, you will be able to return home and recover. 

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Conditions Treated by Tonsillectomy

There are specific conditions that can benefit from a tonsillectomy, including:

  • Recurring tonsillitis
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Disrupted breathing while sleeping
  • Severe bad breath
  • Cancerous tissue in the tonsils

Benefits of a Tonsillectomy

A tonsillectomy can provide patients with significant relief from their symptoms. The procedure can help patients breathe easier while they are both awake and asleep, stop repeated infections or discomfort, and cure tonsillitis. Because the surgery removes the tonsils, it offers a permanent end to your symptoms. The procedure is also quick and does not require an overnight stay. This allows you to recover in the comfort of your own home. 

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About Texas ENT Specialists

Texas ENT Specialists is Houston’s premier provider of ENT care. We offer treatment for a wide range of ear, nose, and throat conditions. We have 15 convenient office locations across the Houston area. At Texas ENT Specialists, we have set ourselves apart in ENT care through:

Personalized Treatment

We tailor all of our treatments to meet your needs because we know that each patient is unique — and we believe that their ENT care should be as well.

Top-Rated Physician Network

Each of our 15 Houston locations is staffed with top-rated providers who are fellowship-trained and board-certified.

Centers of Excellence

Our locations are equipped with the latest technology so that we can provide the most advanced care and provide a seamless patient experience from start to finish.

Continuity of Care

With our comprehensive care philosophy and network of highly trained providers, our goal is to provide you with long-term relief.

Who Is a Candidate for Tonsillectomy

Candidates for a tonsillectomy are those who have had recurrent tonsillitis, difficulty breathing during sleep or while awake, bleeding from the tonsils, or have enlarged tonsils that are causing some discomfort or difficulty in your daily life. During your appointment, our providers will determine if you are an ideal candidate by examining your tonsils and discussing your symptoms. If you are not a candidate, they can also recommend a different treatment path.

Your Treatment Experience

Before your surgery, you will be given information on how to prepare, which may include stopping certain medications and not eating for a few hours beforehand. Once it’s time for your surgery, general anesthesia will be administered to ensure you are comfortable.

After the surgery is complete, you will be able to return home and recover. The recovery period lasts for at least a week and does result in some pain. Your surgeon will provide medications to make your recovery as comfortable as possible.

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Tonsillectomy FAQ's

Will my immune system be weaker after a tonsillectomy?

Studies have not found that those who receive a tonsillectomy have a weaker immune system.

Are children able to receive a tonsillectomy?

Yes. It’s not uncommon for children to need a tonsillectomy. At Texas ENT Specialists, we can perform a tonsillectomy on patients of any age who require it.

How do I know if I need a tonsillectomy?

Our providers can evaluate your tonsils and discuss your symptoms to determine if a tonsillectomy is required.

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