What is Tonsillectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure in which the tonsils are removed. Sometimes the adenoids are removed at the same time.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Tonsillectomy"

Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
4
None
7

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Tonsillectomy

Hospitalization 137
Sore throat (Pharyngitis) 1
Mouth/throat infection 1
Breathing difficulty 1
Pain in throat 1
Post-surgical pain 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having Tonsillectomy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Not indicated 64
Course of treatment ended 1
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Adherence
Always
12 86%
Usually
1 7%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
1 7%
Burden
Very
3 21%
Somewhat
2 14%
A little
0 0%
Not at all
9 64%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
1 100%
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2 patient evaluations for Tonsillectomy

Agnesbonnie
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Agnesbonnie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 3
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
27 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

See Agnesbonnie's full Tonsillectomy history

Feb 15, 1996 (Started Feb 15, 1996)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tonsillitis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks
dhaniboi
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dhaniboi
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 40 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
35 seizures
1 week ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

See dhaniboi's full Tonsillectomy history

Jun 30, 1976 (Started Jun 30, 1976)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tonsillitis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks
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