Tonsillectomy Surgery in C-scheme, Jaipur
Tonsil infections are very common and heal over time. However, if this infection keeps coming back and turns chronic, it is advised to get rid of them by tonsillectomy.
What is Tonsillectomy?
Tonsillectomy is the removal of tonsils surgically. Frequent tonsillitis and breathing issues lead to the removal of tonsils permanently.
Tonsils are the two oval-shaped glands located in the back of your throat. Our body stores white blood cells in the tonsils to counter any virus or bacteria that enters our mouth. Its functioning makes it prone to infection and diseases.
After reviewing your test reports, your doctor will advise you to stop taking some medications or food. Also, your anesthetist will ask you to not eat anything 8-10 hours prior to surgery.
How is Tonsillectomy Performed?
General anesthesia is used to perform a tonsillectomy to avoid any pain or trauma. While you are under anesthesia, your doctor will perform the surgery.
Tonsillectomy can be performed in many ways depending on your condition and expectations from the surgery:
- Electrocautery: In this method, tonsils and connected tissues are burned using heat. The bleeding is also controlled by using heat in cauterization.
- Cold knife Dissection: In this method, your tonsils are removed using a surgical tool called a scalpel. After the removal of tonsils, your surgeon uses stitches or extreme heat to stop the bleeding.
- Harmonic Scalpel: In this method, surgeons cut the tonsils using ultrasonic vibrations. The same vibrations can stop the bleeding after removing tonsils.
Tonsillectomy is a small surgery. It requires 20 to 30 minutes to complete the procedure.,/p>
Recovery after Tonsillectomy
After tonsillectomy, the recovery takes about 2 weeks. You should take proper rest and limit your activities. The doctors at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur will advise you to consume soft food that doesn't cause any pain or discomfort. Spicy food can also give you a burning sensation in your throat. Having a sore throat and loud snoring during the recovery period is perfectly normal. Don't skip out on rest. You need complete rest especially on the first few days after surgery.
Side Effects and Risk Factors after Tonsillectomy
There are some common issues that you might face after the surgery. They are not alarming and heal over time. These are:
- Pain in throat
- Pain in ears, neck, and jaw
- Mild fever
- Swelling of throat
- Sore throat
These issues will resolve over time if you take proper medications and rest. However, certain side effects should not be ignored like:
- High fever
- Difficulty in breathing
If you are facing any of these side effects, you should call your doctor immediately.
The primary function of the tonsils is to strengthen our immune system. However, the removal of tonsils doesn't affect our immune system drastically. There are no extra medications required to make up for the removed tonsils. With proper care and patience, you can go back to your normal life without any worries.
There are no incisions required for tonsillectomy. The gland and connected tissues are cauterized.
You should keep your head elevated for the first few days to reduce the swelling in your throat. Keep 2-3 pillows below your head.
The swelling in your throat will make it hard to swallow any food. You should rely on liquid for the first 2 days. After that, you can include some soft foods that are easy to swallow.