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 67 18
Sore throat 11 2
Streptococcal Pharyngitis 8 1
Tonsil Stones 3 2
Infection 2 0
Adenoiditis 1 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 5
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tonsillectomy

Side effect Patients
Pain 3
Sore throat 2
Breathing difficulty 1
Constant vomiting 1
Excessive bleeding 1
Mouth/throat infection 1

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Why patients stopped taking Tonsillectomy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently having Tonsillectomy

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having Tonsillectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 98
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 21
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 22
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2 patient evaluations for Tonsillectomy

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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
30 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

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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
dhaniboi
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dhaniboi
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 46y
  • Duration: 42 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
53 seizures
4 weeks ago
I am: vg
I have:
Epilepsy

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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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