Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove tonsils, to treat inflammation and infection of tonsils.

Cost of Tonsillectomy in Delhi NCR
Procedure Name
Minimum Price
Maximum Price
Tonsillectomy
35000.0
230000.0

Tonsillectomy Cost from trusted Hospitals in Delhi NCR

A Block, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi, 110088, India
NABH 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Multi Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Renal Transplantation, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Pediatrics...
ENT Specialist in Fortis Shalimar Bagh
Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
ENT Specialist in BLK Hospital
Neha Sood
ENT
Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplan...
ENT Specialist in Apollo Hospital Delhi
Chandragupt Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi, 110021, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Endocrinology, Neurology, Renal Transplantation, ENT, Neurosurgery, Surgical Oncology, Dental Surgery, Laparoscopic S...
ENT Specialist in Primus Hospital Delhi
A-19/A, Kailash Colony , New Delhi, Delhi, 110048, India
 
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, ENT, Surgical Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopedics, Urology, Spine Su...
ENT Specialist in Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony
3 - mm II,  Panchkuian Road, New Delhi, Delhi, 110055, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Diabetology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Cardiac Surgery, Nephrology, Laparoscopic...
C-1 Sushant Lok- 1 , Sector-43 Phase- I, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, Renal Transplantation, ENT, Neurosurger...
ENT Specialist in Paras Hospital Gurgaon
B-22 , Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, Renal Transplan...
ENT Specialist in Fortis Noida
Fortis Escorts, Okhla Road, New Delhi, 110025, India
NABH 
NABL 
JCI 
NABH - BLOOD BANK 
 Capacity : 310 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Renal Transplant...
ENT Specialist in Fortis Escorts Delhi
Arun Garg
ENT
Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi, 110070, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Renal Transplantation, ENT, Hemato Oncology,...
ENT Specialist in Fortis Vasant Kunj

Description

Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove tonsils, to treat inflammation and infection of tonsils.

Tonsillitis results from inflammation of tonsils (oval-shaped bags of tissue located at the back of throat on each side) in response to bacteria and viruses caught in them as part of body’s natural immune response.

Most doctors prefer Laser Tonsil Ablation (LTA) technique in which a laser beam generates radiation that cuts and vaporizes the tonsil tissue. This type of laser treatment removes tonsils completely without causing any bleeding.

Indication

Tonsillectomy is performed mainly for three reasons-

  • It is performed for the treatment of infected and swollen tonsils. This condition is called tonsillitis. Patients suffering from tonsillitis experience sever pain in the glands, which hinders their food and liquid intake.
  • This procedure is also performed to treat patients who have a problem with breathing. This disorder in breathing, which especially acts up when you are asleep leading to sleep apnea, is due to enlargement of the tonsils.
  • In very rare cases this procedure is performed to stop the bleeding of the tonsils.
Pre-Procedure

Your doctor will recommend you to

  • Fast for 8 to 10 hours before the surgery
  • Stop blood thinners
  • Share your medical history, especially to check bleeding disorders and reaction to anestheisa
During-Procedure

Procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour, and is performed under general anesthesia.

A device will be placed to keep your mouth open during the length of the surgery.

During the procedure, your doctor will use a handheld Carbon Dioxide (CO2) or KT laser and direct it at the site of tonsil inflammation.

Light energy is converted into heat, which is transferred to the tonsil tissue. This causes the tonsil tissue to shrink and also eliminate crevices in the area that prevent future infections.

The surgery is performed in the outpatient department and you will be able to go home on the same day as the surgery.

Post-Procedure

Tonsillectomy is performed in the outpatient department and you will be able to go home on the same day as the surgery.

You can expect sore throat and ear pain after the surgery for a few days. The doctor will suggest

  • Eating frozen and cool food items like ice cream, sherbet, fruits and cold liquids with provide relief during this period. 
  • Avoid crowded spaces and exposure to people with illnesses, as your system is quite prone to infections during this phase. 
  • Consulting again if you notice bleeding in your mouth. 
  • Taking rest. Although the surgery is a very small one, it is essential that you give your body some respite after the procedure.
Risk and Complication

Although this surgery is very simple, it does involve certain risks. 
They are- 

  • The anaesthesia given during the surgery may lead to short termed side affects like a headache, vomiting, sore muscles and nausea. 
  • There may be swelling of the tongue and the roof of the mouth for sometime after the surgery. This may lead to problematic breathing. 
  • In some cases, acute bleeding may occur during the surgery; this creates complications and requires additional treatment, which may prolong your stay in the hospital. 
  • Sometimes, there may be bleeding after the surgery. This can happen if there is a rupture in the surgery wound. A surgery is generally conducted to stop the bleeding. This emergency surgery proves to be more risky than a planned and scheduled one. 
  • The wound after the surgery becomes susceptible to infection. If the patient gets infected he has to be treated efficiently.

Like any surgery, there are some risks, though very rare, involved with LTA. 
These include:

  • Ear or sinus infections
  • Recurrent sore throat
  • Change in voice
  • Regurgitation of food or fluids through nose (very rare)

Discuss the benefits and risks of having your tonsils removed with your surgeon.

More Info

The tonsillectomy procedure helps both adults and children to get rid of chronic infection which affects the tonsils. Thus its saves them from the hassle of consuming medicines and the constant pain and fever.


The procedure cures sleep apnea in both adults and children. Tonsils are pads of tissue, thus there is a risk that they can become malignant. The development of Lymphoma or Carcinoma is highly possible in case of both children and adults. Removal of the tonsils will prevent the risk of this mortal disease.



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