Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils. This surgery is performed when a patient has reoccurring tonsillitis, complications of enlarged tonsils, or other diseases of the tonsils. The surgery itself involves either using a scalpel to cut out the tonsils or using a tool that uses heat to remove the tissue. Recovery time takes several days and includes taking pain medications, drinking plenty of fluids, eating soft foods, and avoiding vigorous activity.
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