Tonsillectomy | Purpose, Contraindications, Procedure, Recovery and Complications

Tonsillectomy in adults

Tonsillectomy in adult population is a safe procedure, but not a common surgery as in pediatrics. The centers for disease control and preventions, in 2006, reported around 300,000 tonsillectomies in patients with fifteen-year-old and older.

The most common indications of adenotonsillectomy in adults are:

    • Recurrent acute tonsilitis
    • Snoring
    • Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Chronic abscess
    • Tonsil’s abscess
    • Unilateral tonsil enlargements are an indication for tonsillectomy in adults