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      Category : Health Centers > Throat Disorders


Alternate Names : Palatine Tonsillectomy, Lingual Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

Following removal of the palatine or lingual tonsils, the throat usually feels quite painful. A tonsillectomy is usually done in a same-day surgery setting, which means that the person can go home after a brief stay in the surgery recovery room. In some cases, an overnight stay in the hospital might be needed.

When a radiofrequency procedure is used to shrink the tonsils, the person can go home soon after the procedure. Some individuals report a sore throat after this procedure, but many return to work within a day or two.

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Tonsillectomy: Home Care and Complications

Author: Mark Loury, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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