Adults and Tonsillectomy
Adults presenting with tonsillitis are a very different situation. Tonsillitis in adults presents much the same as kids, but the implications and interruption of normal life are much more significant. The presentation is much the same: sore throat, fevers, sweat, days off work or study, and this happening repeatedly. After repeated attacks many adults report ‘always feeling tired’, a ‘nagging sore throat’, ‘always feeling down or depressed’, or ‘the antibiotics just don’t work any more’.
Most adults who visit our clinic with tonsillitis are keen for a solution to the problem, and tonsillectomy provides this solution.
Tonsillectomy in adults is safe, successful and solves the problem forever. Surgery requires a general anaesthetic, a night in hospital and generally a week off work. Post operatively, tonsillectomy can be painful, but with careful analgesia, this is managed well and patients invariably are delighted with ‘life without tonsils’!
Tonsils can also cause concern in adults in patients who snore, who smoke, and if there is asymmetry between both sides. Often tonsils are the cause of bad breath too.
Please contact our Patient Coordinator through our Online Inquiry Form or call 02 8897 0079 to book a consultation today.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.