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Tonsillectomy - series—Aftercare

Aftercare

Overview

Patients are generally observed in the hospital for between 12 and 24 hours after surgery. Removal of the tonsils is not known to cause any problems later in life.

Review Date 8/1/2017

Updated by: Ashutosh Kacker, MD, FACS, Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Attending Otolaryngologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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