Suite 35, SJOG Medical Clinic, 100 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch 6150 (Murdoch) 208 Hampden Road, Nedlands 6009 (Nedlands)
08- 6381 0277 (Murdoch) 08- 9386 8955 (Nedlands)

Tonsillectomy

Indications:  sleep obstruction, tonsillitis, suspicion of malignancy

Anaesthetic time: 25 mins

Overnight stay in hospital required; one parent is allowed to stay

Back to school: 10- 14 days

Country patients are required to stay in the Metro area for 2 weeks after tonsillectomy

Medications on discharge:

  • Pain relief – paracetamol/ ibuprofen/ oxycodone or similar
  • Oral antibiotics

Follow-up appointment: usually 2 weeks after operation