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If you have considered having your tonsils removed, you may be wondering as to whether you are a suitable candidate and which surgeon you should visit to receive the best advice and treatment. Here at Jonathan Hughes, London, we are here to introduce you to Tonsillectomy.

What is a Tonsillectomy?

A Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure which involves removing the tonsils, this is to help prevent Tonsillitis. If you have frequently had Tonsillitis, then this could be a reason to consider the treatment. Although it is more commonly carried out in children, adults can have it too.

Jonathan Hughes is trained in standard tonsillectomy techniques, but in addition to these he is also trained in other methods such as Coblation and Laser tonsil surgery.


What can tonsil removal treat?

 It is effective in helping throat problems such as: obstructive sleep apnea, bleeding tonsils, recurring, severe tonsillitis, and snoring. If you are unsure if you are suitable for this treatment, during your consultation at Jonathan Hughes he will talk you through the procedure in great detail, and use his expertise to address any queries or concerns you may have.


Tonsillectomy aftercare

At Jonathan Hughes, your treatment doesn’t finish when you leave the hospital. We will provide you with thorough aftercare and recommend what you should and shouldn’t be doing after receiving your treatment.

Some of the aftercare includes:

  • It’s important to avoid eating food that have hard edges as this will irritate your throat. You should also not drink hot liquids or hot food and spice should be avoided.
  • Do not smoke as this could cause damage to your throat including bleeding
  • Make sure you rest and limit your activity for 7-10 days after surgery

You will be informed on in-depth aftercare to ensure you can make a full recovery.


Why choose Jonathan Hughes for tonsil removal treatment?

 With 18 years of experience as a doctor including 15 years as an ENT specialist, you can ensure that you are in safe hands with Jonathan Hughes. His expert knowledge means he can use some of the latest surgical advancements to carry out your procedure to the highest standard.

If you would like to find out if you could benefit from a tonsillectomy or any of our other throat treatments for swallowing problems, then please don’t hesitate to visit our contact page for Jonathan Hughes, London. Upon contact, we will ensure your enquiry will be answered promptly and the telephone is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.