The doctors at Excel ENT of Alabama specialize in tonsillectomy, or tonsil removal surgery, for treatment of tonsillitis and recurrent strep throat in adults and children.
Symptoms of Tonsillitis
- difficulty breathing
- sleep apena
- difficulty swallowing
- recurrent strep throat
What is a Tonsillectomy?
Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. Tonsils help fight off bacteria and viruses that enter the mouth. A tonsillectomy may be needed to treat tonsillitis, sleep apnea or breathing difficulty due to enlarged tonsils.
How is a Tonsillectomy Performed?
A tonsillectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. During the procedure, a member of our skilled surgical team removes the tonsils using heat, surgical tool or scalpel. After the tonsils have been removed the patient is sent to a recovery room. Once they awake, they will be able to go home. Complete recovery for a tonsillectomy may take 1-2 weeks.
Pain and a sore throat is almost always experienced after having the tonsils removed. Follow the post-surgery guidelines given to you be your doctor.
- less strep infections
- less sore throats
For more information on tonsil removal surgery, contact Excel ENT of Alabama at (205) 988-6858 or email us.