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A tonsillectomy is a procedure whreby the tonsils are removed from either side of the throat. The procedure is performed in response to cases of repeated occurrence of acute tonsillitis or adenoiditis, obstructive sleep apnea, nasal airway obstruction, snoring, or peritonsillar abscess.
Study: One-third of children having tonsillectomies benefitted from opioid-free surgery and recovery

Study: One-third of children having tonsillectomies benefitted from opioid-free surgery and recovery

UTA, University of Maryland join hands to better understand pediatric sleep apnea treatment

UTA, University of Maryland join hands to better understand pediatric sleep apnea treatment

60% of privately insured children received opioids after tonsillectomy, study finds

60% of privately insured children received opioids after tonsillectomy, study finds

Study: General anesthesia in early infancy unlikely to have lasting effects on developing brains

Study: General anesthesia in early infancy unlikely to have lasting effects on developing brains

Study explores patterns of adenoid and tonsil growth in teenagers

Study explores patterns of adenoid and tonsil growth in teenagers

Tonsil and adenoid removal increases long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases

Tonsil and adenoid removal increases long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases

As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives

As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives

One in 20 children still receiving codeine to treat pain despite warning from federal regulators

One in 20 children still receiving codeine to treat pain despite warning from federal regulators

Delaying minor surgery for pediatric patients may not offer any neurodevelopmental benefit

Delaying minor surgery for pediatric patients may not offer any neurodevelopmental benefit

Tonsillectomies provide modest short-term benefits for children, Vanderbilt review reveals

Tonsillectomies provide modest short-term benefits for children, Vanderbilt review reveals

Vernalis Therapeutics announces availability of codeine-based cough and cold syrup in the U.S.

Vernalis Therapeutics announces availability of codeine-based cough and cold syrup in the U.S.

Morphine after tonsillectomy may be life threatening for children

Morphine after tonsillectomy may be life threatening for children

Children from lower-income families more likely to have complications following tonsillectomy

Children from lower-income families more likely to have complications following tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy in adults improves quality of life

Tonsillectomy in adults improves quality of life

Summer offers ideal opportunity to get tonsil removal

Summer offers ideal opportunity to get tonsil removal

Parental presence during anesthesia induction improves quality of anesthesia for children

Parental presence during anesthesia induction improves quality of anesthesia for children

Kids exposed to cooking or tobacco smoke more likely to suffer excessive pain after tonsillectomies

Kids exposed to cooking or tobacco smoke more likely to suffer excessive pain after tonsillectomies

Children get codeine in U.S. emergency rooms, despite risks: Study

Children get codeine in U.S. emergency rooms, despite risks: Study

20% of adults with tonsillectomies have higher complication than previously shown

20% of adults with tonsillectomies have higher complication than previously shown

Study examines complications in adult tonsillectomies and impact on health care expenditures

Study examines complications in adult tonsillectomies and impact on health care expenditures