What is a Tonsillectomy?
Enlarged tonsils may obstruct the airway during sleep, as well as cause difficulty during normal breathing. A tonsillectomy is an outpatient surgery that removes enlarged tonsils to open up the airway to provide relief from symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea.
How does a Tonsillectomy Work?
While a patient is under general anesthesia, the doctor will carefully remove the tonsils using specialized medical instruments. The entire surgery typically takes between 30 and 45 minutes.