How the process required?
The process is performed in the hospital by expert’s ear, nose and throat surgeon. This procedure is done through the patient’s mouth and the tongue is preserved depressed with a surgical instrument known as Davis Gag which preserves mouth open and the tongue depressed.
How the surgeons handle entire process?
During the treatment the surgeon eliminates the tonsils from the side of the throat by carefully scarping away using a special tweezers. Most importantly the stitches are very few nil, as there are no cuts. Generally, this procedure can 30 to 45 min take the time to accomplish the procedure. Tonsils are eliminated alone, through sometimes if found to be inflamed and infectious the adenoids are to be removed much in the same process using a tool called St Clair Thomson’s Adenoid Curette. Tonsillectomy is the surgery to remove tonsils and these glands are at back of the throat. Tonsillectomy is done at the a time as the adenoidectomy, and surgery for removing adenoid glands.
Your kid is given general anesthesia prior to the surgery and they are asleep & pain free.
* Surgeon can insert small tool in child’s mouth to prop that open.
* Surgeon cuts and burns away tonsils and can control bleeding, as well as cuts heal naturally without any stitches.
Your kid can stay in recovery room after the surgery till they are awake & will breathe very easily, cough as well as swallow. Most kids go home many hours after surgery.
Why Procedure is Performed
Tonsils help to protect against the infections and children with the large tonsils might have a lot of sore throats & ear infections. You & your kids doctor might consider tonsillectomy if:
* Your kid has the infections (seven and more times in one year, or 5 and more times over two years).
* Your kid misses lots of school.
* Your kid has the trouble breathing.
* Your kid has abscess and growth on the tonsils.
Risks for anesthesia are:
* Breathing problems
* Reactions to medications
Risks for any other surgery are:
Rarely, bleeding after the surgery will go unnoticed & cause bad problems. Swallowing might be sign of the bleeding the tonsils.
One more risk that includes injury to uvula (soft palate).
Your kids doctor may ask child to have:
* Blood tests (that is complete blood count, clotting factors, electrolytes)
* The physical exam & medical history
Tell your kids doctor and nurse:
* What drugs that your kid is taking