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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.
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

Use of IV acetaminophen with narcotics reduces pain in children with tonsillectomies

Use of IV acetaminophen with narcotics reduces pain in children with tonsillectomies

Over-the-counter ibuprofen appears to be safest alternative for reducing post-operative pain

Over-the-counter ibuprofen appears to be safest alternative for reducing post-operative pain

Study finds simple action to reduce healthcare costs

Study finds simple action to reduce healthcare costs

Researchers develop new guidelines to govern amount of blood ordered for surgical patients

Researchers develop new guidelines to govern amount of blood ordered for surgical patients

Roundup: N.D. abortion clinic sues to stop new law; Health care savings close budget hole in Conn.; Calif. counties struggle to expand mental health care

Roundup: N.D. abortion clinic sues to stop new law; Health care savings close budget hole in Conn.; Calif. counties struggle to expand mental health care