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

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Perceived effectiveness

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  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Tonsillectomy

Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
5
None
9

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

Hospitalization
Patients
210
Patients
1
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1
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1
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1
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1

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Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having Tonsillectomy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
79
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
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Adherence


Always
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14
82%
Usually
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1
6%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
2
12%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
3
18%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
3
18%
A little hard to take
Patients
1
6%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
10
59%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
6%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
16
94%
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2 patient evaluations for Tonsillectomy

Agnesbonnie
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Agnesbonnie
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 3
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
29 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tonsillitis)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks
dhaniboi
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dhaniboi
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 45y
  • Duration: 41 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
5 seizures
this week
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

See dhaniboi's full Tonsillectomy history

Jun 30, 1976 (Started Jun 30, 1976)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tonsillitis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks
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