Alternate Names : Palatine Tonsillectomy, Lingual Tonsillectomy
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.