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Adenoid  And Tonsil Surgery

Adenoid And Tonsil Surgery

Tonsil Surgery – With Tonsillitis and Thermal Welding Method

Tonsils are organs located on both sides of our throat. The tonsils catch bacteria, viruses and germs that enter the throat and produce antibodies, which are substances that help the body fight germs. You can see the tonsils by looking at your child's throat with a flashlight. Tonsillitis occurs as a result of the tonsils encountering microbes and swelling.

If your child has persistent or recurrent tonsillitis, your doctor may recommend removing the tonsils. It is a common belief that children get sick more often after tonsils are removed. However, this is not true. Because other tissues that serve as tonsils in the body can produce enough substances that fight microbes.

What are the symptoms of tonsillitis?

Your child may have one or more of the following symptoms of tonsillitis:

Throat ache

Pain or discomfort when swallowing

bad breath


bifurcation in your voice

Swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck

If you look at your child's throat, you can see that the tonsils are red and swollen. Sometimes, the tonsils may appear to be covered with a white or yellow substance. You may not know if your child's tonsils are inflamed; If you suspect tonsillitis, consult your doctor.

Your doctor may recommend tonsil surgery if one or more of the following conditions are present:

Enlarged tonsils to prevent your child's breathing

Your child has difficulty swallowing

Frequent recurrent sore throat and inflammation

Tonsillitis causes some complications (such as middle ear inflammation, sinusitis, etc.)

Method Shortening and Facilitating Healing: Thermal Welding System

Thermal Welding, a new method in tonsil surgery, provides great convenience for patients. Thermal Welding provides hemorrhage control in the operation area with heat during the operation and accelerates tissue healing in the next period. Postoperative pain decreases in patients and provides a more comfortable recovery process.

Although tonsil surgery is known as a simple surgery among the public, it is actually an important surgery with serious consequences such as bleeding and pain. The classically most commonly used method in tonsil surgeries is to separate the tonsil from the surrounding tissues with an instrument called a disector.

Generally, the total hospital stay is between 5-10 hours. Children who do not start to take adequate liquid food, who are under the age of 3 and who have a persistent disease such as fainting attacks can stay in the hospital for one night.

Thanks to the "Thermal Welding" system developed to reduce the risk of bleeding in tonsil surgeries, which was a fearful dream of families until recently, the tonsils can now be easily separated without damaging the surrounding tissues.