Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, the two oval shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat one on each side. Often tonsillitis occurs due to infection with a common virus, but bacterial infections also cause tonsillitis. Tonsillitis most commonly affects children between preschool ages and the mid-teenage years.
Tonsillitis is frequently caused by common viruses, however bacterial infections also be the cause.The most common bacterium causing tonsillitis is Streptococcus pyogenes. Other strains of strep and other bacteria also may cause tonsillitis.
You need to see a doctor if:
To diagnose tonsillitis, an ENT doctor will start with a general examination and will be looking for a swollen tonsil region, often with white spots. The doctor may also take a swab of the infected area for closer inspection by a laboratory, to determine whether the cause of the infection is viral or bacterial.
When tonsillitis occurs due to a bacterial infection, the doctor will prescribe a course of antibiotics. Tonsillectomy surgery may be done if the situation does not get better.
At Pristyn care, for tonilitis surgery we provide Tonsillectomy, which is a surgical procedure in which both palatine tonsils are fully removed from back of the throat. The procedure is mainly performed for recurrent throat infection or obstructive sleep apnoea.
For the past many decades, tonsillectomy has been performed by dissecting the tonsil from its surrounding fascia as so called total or extra-capsular tonsillectomy.
Tonsillectomy is mainly needed in cases of recurrent chronic tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess formation, stone formation in tonsils and obstructive sleep apnoea.
The problems with the traditional procedure included severe pain, bleeding and discomfort for the patients especially small children. Many tools have been used & tried in tonsillectomy like use of electrocautery harmonic scalpets & even lasers.
We have an aim to provide our patients pain free treatment with speedier recovery process and therefore the latest technology like coblators are used in tonsillectomy. Coblation combines radiofrequency energy & saline to create a plasma field resulting in less blood loss, less post-op fibrosis and less pain for the patient.