Tonsillectomy in Philippines

Hospitals and medical centers in Philippines performing Tonsillectomy.
Beverly Hills Medical Group Contact Beverly Hills Medical Group
Medical Center, Makati City, Philippines
A multispecialty surgery center offering services spanning a wide coverage in a one stop facility located in heart of Makati City.
Prices
Tonsillectomy2,500 US$
St. Luke's Medical Center Contact St. Luke's Medical Center
Private Hospital, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.
Prices
Tonsillectomyupon request
Manila Doctors Hospital Contact Manila Doctors Hospital
Private Hospital, Manila, Philippines
This medical centre in Manila, Philippines offers a wide array of services under the different fields and sub-specialties of the medical field. This privately owned tertiary hospital has been in operation for more than 50 years.
Prices
Tonsillectomyupon request
13 listed ENT specialists:view all >
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Dr. Armando M.Chiong, Jr.
Head and Neck Tumors
Asian Hospital and Medical Center Contact Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Private Hospital, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines
Asian Hospital is a large modern medical center which provides a wide range of medical services to local and international patients alike. It is a medical tourism partner of the Department of Health and Department of Tourism of the Philippines.
Prices
Tonsillectomyupon request
22 listed ENT specialists:view all >
Dr. Tomas Ang
Dr. Tomas Ang
Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
Dr. Christopher Malorre Calaquian
Dr. Christopher Malorre Calaquian
Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
The Medical City Contact The Medical City
Private Hospital, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The Medical City is a private, tertiary care hospital, that is accredited by the JCI. It serves over 40,000 inpatients a year, making it one of the largest health care facilities in the Philippines.
Prices
Tonsillectomyupon request
23 listed ENT specialists:view all >
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Dr. Jose M.Acuin
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
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Dr. Gerard C.Agcaoili
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
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About Tonsillectomy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Tonsillectomy?
Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. It is often performed along with adenoidectomy, which is a surgical procedure to remove the adenoid glands. Tonsillectomy helps in removing recurrent throat infections. It lessens severe throat infections for a minimum of two years.

How is Tonsillectomy performed?
  • A small tool is inserted into the mouth to keep it open.
  • The tongue is depressed to view the throat.
  • The tonsils are then removed with a surgical instrument.
  • The cuts do not require stitches.

How to prepare for Tonsillectomy?
  • Any bleeding disorder should be controlled before the surgery.
  • If the patient has acute tonsillitis, it should be treated before tonsillectomy. Tonsillectomy may be postponed for three to four weeks in case of treatment.
  • The patient will go though a complete physical examination.
  • The patient will need to do some blood tests.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient is taking, including herbs and vitamins.
  • The patient will be asked to take certain medication about 10 days before surgery.
  • If the patient needs to take medication, it can be taken with a small amount of water


Days admitted:
Tonsillectomy is usually done as an outpatient procedure. On rare occasions children may be kept overnight in the hospital for observation.

Anesthesia:
General Anesthesia.
Sometimes adults may be given local anesthesia.

Recovery:
- The patient is taken to the recovery room and kept there until the effects of anesthesia wears off.
- The patient’s vital signs are monitored.
- The patient is made to lie down on the side to avoid any chance of aspiration of blood into the lungs.
- A complete recovery will take approximately one to two weeks.
- The patient will be affected with a sore throat for several days.
- White scab will form in the throat for five to 10 days after the surgery.

Risks:
- Bleeding
- Infection
- Injury to the uvula
- Nasal sounding voice
- Risks of anesthesia such as adverse reaction to medication and breathing difficulty

After care:
- The patient should stay away from sick people to avoid chances of infection.
- Antibiotics and pain medication should be taken to relieve sore throat.
- The patient should take liquid food or food that is soft for 24 hours after the surgery.
- The patient should avoid strenuous physical activities for about 10 days.
- The doctor should be informed if the patient has bleeding, earache or fever for more than three days.