About tonsil surgery

Tonsil surgery is a quick surgical procedure that’s performed under anaesthetic. The operation can be performed in two ways: Either the whole tonsil is removed, which is most common in the event of repeated throat infections, or only the protruding parts that block the airway are removed.

The ear, nose and throat (Otolaryngology) doctor who’ll perform the operation decides which surgical procedure is best suited to you. The decision depends on the problems your tonsils are causing you.

The purpose of this information is to help everyone who undergoes tonsil surgery to feel as good as possible after the operation and to return to normal food and normal activities as quick as possible. Read more under the different tabs above.