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Tonsillectomy

The tonsils are two pads of tissue located on either side of the back of the throat. Tonsils can become enlarged in response to recurrent tonsil infections or strep throat.

They can also become a reservoir for bacteria.

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Reasons for Tonsillectomy

Preoperative Care

The Surgery

Postoperative Care and What to Expect

Diet After Surgery

Activity After Surgery

Follow-up


Last Updated: 04/2011