Your opinion on tonsillectomyCreated by:
A relative of mine has been having recurrent tonsillitis, with episodes about 2-3 months apart. She has been receiving antibiotics every time, to the point that she already has to take stronger antibiotics, and is somewhat nervous about taking these too frequently. I’ve asked a number of physicians and they have varying opinions. Some recommend tonsillectomy, while others do not. When do you think a tonsillectomy may be considered beneficial? Is it always beneficial to the patient? I’ve heard some doctors say that when the tonsils get removed, the patient may even be more prone to throat infections. Is this true? It would be very helpful to hear out your opinions regarding this issue.