Tonsillectomy with Radiofrequency


Tonsils or almonds are lymph glands that are placed on both sides of the throat and is thought to participate in protecting the body against various micro-organisms, function which reduces  with growth of the child.

Almonds are often infected by different organisms such as Streptococcus, influence and Moraxela hemofilius katarralis, virosis infections associated mainly with upper respiratory virosis or common flu. In some people, tonsils can become infected several times a year turning into a hearth infection. Despite antibiotic treatment used in cases, when they become chronic the only treatment is to remove them. Removing tonsils is done to prevent complications they cause in distance such as kidney infections, touching the joints from arthritis and heart infections. Removing them is mandatory when:

  • they are infected 5-6 times a year with temperatures that goes around 38.5-39 degrees
  • severe pain throat and muscle pain
  • distance complications
  • complexity of their surrounding abscesse

Tonsillectomy is performed under general anesthesia after being previously evaluated the functions of vital organs such as the kidneys, lungs, liver and heart. The patient must not have eaten for at least 6 hours before the intervention. Although it is routine intervention, in some cases it can happen complications, where most frequent is hemorrhage. Hemorrhage can occur within 6 hours of intervention or could be late and take place within two weeks. In the early hours the hemorrhage is related to improper control of operatory field, while recent hemorrhage related to the collapse of the membranes that are formed after each intervention and last up to two weeks.

Radio frequency removing, reduces the risk of hemorrhage.

After removing, the patient should take liquid foods, mainly be cold and the days passed over  can eat normally.