What is Tonsillectomy?

The tonsils are tiny pairs of glands found in the back of the throat. Many white blood cells are found in the tonsils, which play an essential role in the body's defence mechanism and help in the fight against infections. However, the tonsil sometimes gets infected, and this condition is known as Tonsillitis, in which the tonsils swell and causes a painful throat. You may need a tonsillectomy when you suffer frequent occurrences of tonsillitis. Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils, and it can also treat respiratory issues such as snoring and sleep apnea

Cost of Tonsillectomy In India

The cost of tonsillectomy in Mumbai, Nasik, or other locations may vary, and it depends on the type of hospital and the city you choose. The cost of tonsillectomy in Hyderabad is between Rs 13000 and Rs 62000.

City Cost Range
Hyderabad Rs. 13,000 to Rs. 62,000

How To Prepare For Tonsillectomy?

  1. Firstly, consult your doctor and understand the procedure, its risks and the outcomes.
  2. The doctor may ask for complete blood work before the surgery.
  3. The doctor may ask you to refrain from taking aspirin or other aspirin medications for at least two weeks before surgery.
  4. Your doctor may also ask you to stop taking other medications that may interfere with clotting.
  5. Tell your surgeon if you have any problems with anaesthesia or clotting of blood.
  6. You will be given specific instructions on stopping eating food and drinking liquids before surgery.
  7. You should inform the surgeon if you are taking medications, have sickle cell anaemia, have a bleeding disorder, are pregnant, or have concerns about blood transfusion.
  8. You will be given specific instructions on stopping eating food and drinking liquids before surgery.
  9. This surgery is done under general anaesthesia.

How is Tonsillectomy done?

Tonsillectomy can be performed in different ways. "Cold knife (steel) dissection" is a common technique where the surgeon will use a scalpel to remove your tonsils.

Tonsillectomy can also be performed by cauterising the tissues and burning them away. Ultrasonic vibration (sound waves) is also used in some tonsillectomy techniques.

Tonsillectomies take about half an hour to complete.

Tonsillectomy Technique

The surgeon will select a technique which is the most appropriate for a patient. Tonsil removal can be done with a variety of methods, including:

  1. Electrocautery
  2. Cold knife (steel) dissection
  3. Harmonic scalpel
  4. Radiofrequency Ablation Techniques
  5. Carbon Dioxide Laser
  6. Microdebrider

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