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.

 

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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.