Tonsillectomy (removal of the tonsils). To make the decision to remove the tonsils a number of factors are taken into consideration. Most significantly in children is whether the tonsils and adenoids are resulting in sleep disordered breathing. Secondly the frequency and severity of infection are also taken into consideration. It is important to note also, removal of tonsils has been shown not to result in any long term problems relating to immunity in the patient.
The vast majority of patients are extremely satisfied with this procedure.