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.

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Perceived effectiveness

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Tonsillectomy

Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
4
None
9

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

Hospitalization
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177
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Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having Tonsillectomy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Not indicated
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77
Reason
Course of treatment ended
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1
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Adherence


Always
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13
81%
Usually
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1
6%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never
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2
13%

Burden


Very
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3
19%
Somewhat
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3
19%
A little
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0
0%
Not at all
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10
63%

Cost per month


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$200+
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1500%
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$100-199
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0%
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$50-99
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Cost per month
$25-49
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0%
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< $25
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0%
Cost per month
Not specified
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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
28 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
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 41 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
105 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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