Surgeries We Perform

Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure that is very common in the United States and is typically performed on children between the ages of 2 and 10. It is a relatively safe procedure, so much so that it is most often performed on an outpatient basis. It is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes a skilled operator approximately 10 minutes to perform the procedure. Blood loss is minimal, typically less than a teaspoon. Postoperative bleeding is relatively rare, less than 1 in a 100 children will experience bleeding postoperatively with an experienced provider. Postoperative sore throat, bad breath, poor oral intake can lead to dehydration postoperatively. At the Pediatric Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic all patients have personal access to Dr. Crews via cell phone for any and all postoperative questions or problems. It is not uncommon for parents to notice that after a 10-day period virtually all the preoperative symptoms that were noted in the child have been dramatically reduced if not completely eliminated. If you suspect that your child has a problem with chronic infection or enlarged tonsils, please call the Pediatric Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic for examination and a consultation.