Your child may have throat infections and need surgery to remove the tonsils (tonsillectomy). These glands are located at the back of the throat. The tonsils and the adenoid glands can be removed at the same time. The adenoid glands are located above the tonsils, in the back of the nose.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your child’s doctor or nurse to care for your child after surgery.
Questions to ask about having tonsillectomy:
Questions to ask about the surgery:
Questions for after tonsillectomy:
What to ask your doctor about tonsil removal; Tonsillectomy - what to ask your doctor
Baugh RF, Archer SM, Mitchell RB, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline : Tonsillectomy in Children. Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery;2011:144.
Wetmore RF. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE. Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 375.
Updated by: Ashutosh Kacker, MD, BS, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Associate Attending Otolaryngologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.