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Tonsillectomy in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore performing Tonsillectomy.

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

5 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Euan Murugasu

Otorhinolaryngology

Dr. Stephen Lee Teck Soong

Surgical treatment of sinus and nasal disease

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Tonsillectomy

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Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

20 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Loh Kok Kit

Otorhinolaryngology

Dr. A B John

Otorhinolaryngology

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Tonsillectomy

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Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Singapore’s second largest acute care general hospital specializing in Rehabilitation Medicine and Communicable Diseases.

10 listed ENT specialists:

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Assist. Prof. Jeevendra Kanagalingam

Chief of Head & Neck Cancer Service

Dr. Yeo Seng Beng

Head of Department of Otology

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Tonsillectomy

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Gleneagles Hospital

A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

8 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Leong Hoo Kwong

Otorhinolaryngology

Dr. Loh Kok Kit

Otorhinolaryngology

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Tonsillectomy

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National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

9 listed ENT specialists:

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Assoc. Prof. Thomas Loh Kwok Seng

Head and Senior Consultant

Assoc. Prof. Lynne Lim

Airway reconstruction for laryngotracheal obstruction, syndromic patients

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Tonsillectomy

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KK Women's And Children's Hospital

An integrated medical facility and tertiary referral center for healthcare concerns of women, children and babies.

4 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Henry Tan

Head of Department of Otolaryngology

Assoc. Prof. Abhilash Balakrishnan

Pediatric Otolaryngology

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Tonsillectomy

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Changi General Hospital

A major hospital in the eastern side of Singapore, with a capacity of 790 beds and facilities to accommodate outpatients likewise.

17 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Hsu Pon Poh

Chief of Department of Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Dr. Lye Kok Weng Eric

Head & Senior Consultant

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Tonsillectomy

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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.

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