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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Tonsillitis 35 5
Sore throat (Pharyngitis) 8 1
Streptococcal Pharyngitis 2 1
Allergic Rhinitis 1 0
Pain in ear 1 1
Chills/fever 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Tonsillectomy"

Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
4
None
5

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

Hospitalization 109
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 58
Course of treatment ended 1
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Adherence
Always
10 83%
Usually
1 8%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
1 8%
Burden
Very
3 25%
Somewhat
2 17%
A little
0 0%
Not at all
7 58%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
0 0%
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1 patient evaluation 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: Severe
27 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vg
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

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