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Tonsillectomy - Kids-ENT

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