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 as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 5
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tonsillectomy

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

Show all 8 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Tonsillectomy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 91 patients who’ve stopped having Tonsillectomy

Duration

Stopped having Tonsillectomy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 91

Adherence


Always
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20
87%
Usually
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1
4%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never taken as prescribed
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2
9%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
3
13%
Somewhat hard to take
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3
13%
A little hard to take
Patients
3
13%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
14
61%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
2
9%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
21
91%
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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 (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: 3 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 45y
  • Duration: 42 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
9 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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