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Tonsillectomy Surgery in Bangalore

A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of infected or inflamed tonsils, i.e., tonsilitis. Tonsilitis is a common bacterial or viral infection of the tonsils. Generally, the first course of treatment for tonsillitis is medical management. However, if you are experiencing recurring tonsil infections frequently, then a tonsillectomy is the best course of treatment for you. It provides long-lasting relief from tonsil pain and inflammation.
If you are frequently experiencing symptoms of tonsilitis such as swollen tonsils, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and tender lymph nodes, etc., then consult the tonsils doctor in Bangalore for a free consultation today.
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USFDA-Approved Procedure

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Benefits of tonsillectomy
  • Improved quality of life if you have effective treatment for chronic tonsillitis
  • Fewer chances of throat infections after the procedure
  • Relief from recurring sore throat, airway obstruction, etc.
  • Less need for medications
  • Better sleep quality by providing relief from sleep apnea
  • Less time off from work/school due to frequent infections
Recovery time for an adult tonsillectomy
  • Hospitalization: Same/next day discharge
  • Resume work: 2-3 days
  • Full recovery: 10-14 days
Cost of tonsillectomy in Pristyn Care
  • Coblation Tonsillectomy: Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 55,000
  • Cold Knife Dissection: Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 50,000
  • Electrocautery or Cauterization: Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 55,000
  • Harmonic Scalpel: Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 50,000
  • Radiofrequency Ablation: Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 55,000
Facts about tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillectomy has little to no effect on the immune system.
  • Tonsils can not grow back after tonsillectomy surgery.
  • Laser surgery involves little to no bleeding and scarring and provides fast recovery.
  • Even small tonsils can lead to recurring infections and need to be removed.
  • Sometimes, tonsils don’t shrink with age leading to sleep apnea without tonsillectomy
Risks of delaying tonsillectomy
  • Infection of other immune tissues in the throat such as adenoiditis, etc.
  • Sinus infections
  • Ear infections
  • Tonsillar abscess
  • Rheumatic fever

Tonsillectomy Treatment - Diagnosis and Procedure

Diagnostic tests required for tonsillectomy surgery in Bangalore

If you have symptoms of tonsilitis, your doctor may perform the following diagnostic tests before finalizing your treatment plan.

  • Physical examination: Your throat doctor will perform a thorough physical examination before determining whether you have tonsillitis and what is the best course of treatment for you. 

The physical examination includes checking the inside and outside of the throat for any abnormal swelling or rashes, palpating the neck to evaluate swelling in the neck lymph nodes, and assessing their breath sounds to check for pulmonary infection.

  • Throat swab: The ENT doctor will run a sterile swab through the back of your throat to get a testing sample which will be evaluated in a lab to determine whether the tonsillitis is caused due to a bacterial or viral infection. 
  • Complete blood cell count (CBC): A CBC helps determine the nature of the pathogen causing the throat infection and its severity.

Pristyn Care provides a free consultation with the best ENT specialists for the diagnosis and treatment of tonsillectomy in Bangalore.

Treatment for tonsillitis

  • Medical management: For patients with benign non-recurring tonsillitis, conservative treatment through medical management is sufficient. Depending on the results of the diagnostic tests, the doctor will prescribe medicines. 
  • Surgical treatment: Surgery is the best treatment for recurring or chronic tonsillitis. Surgical intervention is considered necessary if you have experienced at least seven episodes of tonsillitis in the previous year. It is performed by completely removing both tonsils. It is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, however, in severe cases, you may be hospitalized for 1-2 days to ensure there are no postoperative complications.

Different surgical procedures for tonsillitis treatment in Bangalore are:

  • Radiofrequency tonsillectomy

It is a laser procedure in which the tonsils are removed using a focused, high-energy radiofrequency beam. It is also known as radiofrequency tonsil ablation.

  • Harmonic scalpel tonsillectomy

A harmonic scalpel cuts the inflamed tonsils through vibration energy. It generates heat and friction, leading to protein denaturation and dissection of the tonsils.

  • Electrocautery or cauterization tonsillectomy

In this procedure, the surgeon uses low-energy electrocautery to remove the inflamed tonsils. It is one of the oldest or most conventional methods for tonsil removal.

  • Cold knife dissection tonsillectomy

A cold knife dissection is traditional open surgery for tonsil removal. The surgeon uses a ‘cold’ or sharp knife to cut the tonsils and their capsules from the surrounding tissues.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does tonsillectomy affect the voice?

Tonsillectomy has a mildly negative effect on the patient’s voice during the recovery period due to alteration of the dimensions and breathing space of the oropharynx. However, there are no adverse effects on speech or voice performance in the long term.

Can tonsillectomy cure snoring?

Tonsillectomy is very effective in reducing snoring, especially in people whose snoring is connected to breathing difficulties due to enlarged tonsils. However, a septoplasty is recommended for patients if they want to completely eliminate snoring as the most common cause of snoring deviates nasal septum.

Is tonsillectomy painful?

No, since tonsillectomy is performed under anesthesia, it is not painful at all. There is some degree of pain and discomfort after the surgery, however, that is managed through rest and over-the-counter medication.

How long does it take to recover from a Tonsillectomy?

Usually, patients are discharged within 24 hours of the surgery and can recover at home after that. It is advised to avoid strenuous activities such as running, exercising, etc., for at least a week. Complete recovery after a tonsillectomy occurs within 10-14 days.

Which doctor should I consult for a tonsil problem?

If you have any tonsil or other throat-related problems, you should consult an otolaryngologist or an ENT specialist. An ENT specialist is adept at diagnosing and treating all conditions affecting the ear, nose, and throat.

If you are suffering from tonsillitis or any other throat infection, you can book an appointment with the best ENT doctors in Bangalore at Pristyn Care.

What is the cost of tonsillectomy surgery in Bangalore at Pristyn Care?

The cost of common tonsillectomy procedures that expert ENT specialists perform in Bangalore in Pristyn Care are:

  • Coblation Tonsillectomy: Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 55,000
  • Cold Knife Dissection: Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 50,000
  • Electrocautery or Cauterization: Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 55,000
  • Harmonic Scalpel: Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 50,000
  • Radiofrequency Ablation: Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 55,000

This is the average cost of the treatment package at Pristyn Care, including all our auxiliary services. However, it is an arbitrary cost and can vary based on factors like postoperative complications, patient’s health condition and comorbidities, etc.

Which procedure is best for Tonsillectomy?

The choice of treatment for the patient depends on a lot of factors like the patient’s budget, health condition, preference, insurance coverage, etc. Though no treatment can be called the ‘best,’ treatments like electrocautery, harmonic scalpel, and radiofrequency ablation have a better recovery period and fewer postoperative complications than traditional treatments like cold dissection.

What are the contraindications for Tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy is usually not performed in the following cases:

  • Patients with acute tonsillitis
  • Patients with uncontrolled bleeding disorders
  • Patients who can’t tolerate anesthesia
  • Anemic patients
  • Patients with infective diseases like tuberculosis or poliomyelitis
  • Patients who are currently taking oral contraceptives
What happens if you don’t get tonsils removed even in severe cases?

If not treated in time, tonsillitis can turn into a serious condition. Frequent tonsillitis can make it hard to breathe and swallow. It can also lead to sleeping disorders like snoring and sleep apnea.

Untreated, infected tonsils can even lead to the formation of abscesses in the throat. It may even lead to obesity and heart problems over a long time.

Is tonsillectomy performed for tonsil stones?

Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilloliths, are hard pebble-like areas on the tonsils that develop due to mineral deposits, food debris, or bacterial/fungal infection. In the initial stages, stones can be removed without surgery, however, for severe cases, tonsillectomy is generally recommended.

Is tonsillectomy surgery covered under insurance?

Yes, most major health insurance providers cover tonsillectomy surgery. However, the extent of the coverage depends on the policy. If you are unsure about the terms of your policy, you can connect with our dedicated insurance team, who will take care of the entire insurance claim and documentation process.

Can tonsillectomy be performed together with adenoidectomy surgery?

Yes, in patients with frequent throat infections, joint tonsil and adenoid removal are recommended by most ENT doctors. This procedure is known as T&A surgery or tonsilloadenoidectomy.

What is the difference between tonsillotomy and tonsillectomy?

A tonsillotomy is the partial removal of tonsils, while tonsillectomy is the complete removal of the tonsils. Tosnillotomies are generally performed in children and are very effective in resolving upper-airway obstructive symptoms for SDB in children. They also promise less pain, easier recovery, and better food intake while maintaining the immunological function of the tonsils.

What lifestyle changes can I make to prevent the recurrence of sinusitis?

10 tips you can follow to avoid the recurrence of sinus infections are:

  • Avoid upper respiratory infections. Do not have physical contact with people who have colds or other infections.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently, especially before meals.
  • If you have allergies, then try to keep those under control and avoid contact with your allergens as much as possible.
  • Avoid contact with tobacco smoke and other air pollutants, even second-hand smoke.
  • If you feel that the air in your home is dry, then use a humidifier. Make sure that your humidifier is free of any dirt or mold by regularly cleaning it.
  • Regularly wash/irrigate your sinuses using a neti pot or other similar devices.
  • Avoid antibiotics as they may harm the natural bacterial flora that exists in the nasal cavity. If you are taking any antibiotics, then take oral probiotics to replenish this flora.
  • If you want to swim, then swim in saltwater pools instead of chlorinated pools as they are less irritating to nasal sinuses.
  • Try to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure you have a strong immune system that can fight all types of infections.

What happens if sinuses are not drained surgically for chronic sinusitis patients?

If left untreated, chronic sinusitis can cause serious complications.

  • Due to the close proximity, sinus infections can easily spread to the eyes and lead to redness, swelling, and reduced vision, known as orbital cellulitis. In severe cases, it may even lead to blindness.
  • If sinus infections spread to the brain, it can lead to a brain abscess or meningitis, which can be life-threatening.
  • Chronic sinusitis can cause hyposmia, or reduced sense of smell, in addition to nasal obstruction and olfactory nerve inflammation. This can eventually turn to anosmia, i.e., complete loss of sense of smell.
  • A paranasal mucocele can be formed, which can lead to the obstruction of sinus drainage.
  • Cavernous sinus thrombosis is the development of a blood clot in the cavernous sinuses and can be life-threatening.

How can I improve recovery after the FESS procedure?

Proper postoperative care is an important part of the recovery process. To improve recovery after the surgery, you should follow the given instructions:

  • Keep your head elevated using extra pillows to reduce postoperative bleeding and swelling, especially during the first 24 hours after the surgery.
  • Make sure that your nasal splint/packing material is not dislodged. You may need to breathe through your mouth if your nose feels too blocked, but you cannot remove the splint/tissue packing.
  • Though a little bleeding and drainage are common after the surgery, in case there is too much of either, contact your ENT surgeon immediately.
  • Do not cough, sneeze or blow your nose for at least a week after the surgery. If sneezing is unavoidable, try to sneeze through your mouth.
  • Do not perform any heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, or any other activity that can put a strain on your face as they can irritate the surgical site and increase bleeding.
  • Only take medicines that have been prescribed by your doctor. Medicines like aspirin slow down clotting and can cause a hemorrhage.
  • Visit your doctor for a follow-up consultation within a week of the surgery to make sure that you are healing appropriately.
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