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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Tonsillitis 77 22
Sore throat 16 4
Streptococcal pharyngitis 11 1
Tonsil stones 3 2
Ear infection 2 2
Infection 2 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 4
Mild 9
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tonsillectomy

Side effect Patients
Sore throat 4
Pain 3
Breathing difficulty 1
Constant vomiting 1
Excessive bleeding 1
Loss of voice 1

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Why patients stopped taking Tonsillectomy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 112 patients who've stopped having Tonsillectomy

Duration

Stopped having Tonsillectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 112
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 23
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 25
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2 patient evaluations for Tonsillectomy

Feb 15, 1996 (Started Feb 15, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tonsillitis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Breathing difficulty)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 1976 (Started Jun 15, 1975)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tonsillitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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