Tonsils make a significant contribution to the body immune system, especially until the first 3 years of age. If the tonsils are not large enough to obstruct the airway, it may be preferable to delay the operation or to partially reduce the excessively large tonsils until the child is three years old.
Tonsil surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 15-20 minutes, but when the preparation, awakening and observation of the patient are added, the total time reaches one hour.
We perform tonsil surgery with a thermal welding device. In tonsil surgeries performed with thermal welding, there is no bleeding during the surgery, the postoperative pain is less compared to standard surgeries, and the recovery is faster.
Patients who have undergone tonsillectomy are usually discharged on the same day. However, very young children and patients with additional pathology are recommended to stay in the hospital for one day.
Complications of tonsil surgery;
Although very rare complications such as damage to the vessels and nerves around the tonsils, jaw joint and dental trauma due to excessive expansion of the mouth retractor, trauma to the neck vertebrae due to excessive suspension of the neck have been reported, the most common complication is postoperative bleeding.
Bleeding is most common in the first 24 hours 7-14. occurs in days. Late bleeding is very common especially in adult patients. For this reason, in the first two weeks after the operation, attention should be paid to nutrition and the doctor’s recommendation should not be exceeded. In case of bleeding, the doctor who performed the surgery should be informed and the hospital should be consulted immediately. In this case, the bleeding foci should be detected and the bleeding should be stopped with the appropriate method.