June 13, 2022
The tonsils are masses of lymphatic tissue located in the back of the throat whose function is to protect the body from bacteria and viruses that enter through the mouth. When these are constantly infected or inflamed, without reacting to medications, tonsillectomy is performed. This time, Dr. Andrea Calvo, otorhinolaryngologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, will give us more information about this procedure.
What is Tonsillectomy and when it should be done?
It is a surgical procedure that consists of the complete removal of the palatine tonsils. It is performed when there are frequent episodes of tonsillitis or tonsil hypertrophy that develop the following symptoms:
How is it done?
Benefits of tonsillectomy
The benefits of surgery are:
Dr. Andrea Calvo
Otorhinolaryngologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma