Tonsillectomy with or without Adenoidectomy for Adults | Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Surgery Otolaryngology (ENT)
Tonsillectomy with or without Adenoidectomy for Adults

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  • Before Surgery
    • Recovery after my Surgery
      • What can I expect after my surgery?
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      • Will my voice be affected after surgery?
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      • Will I be able to eat and drink normally after this surgery?
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      • How will this surgery affect my breathing?
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      • What can I expect my pain to be like and what are options for pain medications?
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      • How long will I be in the hospital after my surgery?
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      • How long will it be until I can drive again?
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      • How long will it be until I can go back to work?
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    • Choice of Anesthesia
      • What kinds of anesthesia can I have for this procedure?
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      • Do I need to see an anesthesiologist before my surgery?
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    • Preparing for my Surgery
      • When should I stop eating and drinking before surgery?
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      • What time should I arrive for my surgery?
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      • Can I get directions and contact information for your clinic/hospital?
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      • Will I need someone to drive me home from the hospital?
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    • My Surgery
      • Why do I need this surgery?
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      • What will this surgery do?
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      • What are the risks and possible complications of this surgery?
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      • What are my non-surgical options?
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      • Are there any other surgical options?
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      • How soon would you recommend that I have this surgery?
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      • What can I expect if I choose not to have this surgery?
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      • Will both of my tonsils be removed?
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      • Will my adenoid glands be removed as well?
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      • How will you remove my tonsils (and adenoids)?
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      • What are the chances that my symptoms will return after this surgery?
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      • How long will this surgery take?
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    • Lab Tests
      • What tests do I need to do before surgery?
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  • Day of Surgery
  • After Surgery
    • Questions to Ask After my Surgery
      • How did my procedure go?
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      • When can we restart my usual prescription medications?
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      • When can I eat or drink?
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      • What can I eat or drink?
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      • What needs to happen before I can be discharged?
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      • How are we going to manage my pain?
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      • Have we arranged for my prescriptions to be filled?
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      • Are there any medications that I need to avoid?
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      • Are there any special instructions for taking care of my throat?
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      • When can I go back to work?
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      • When can I drive again?
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      • When do I need to come back for a follow-up appointment?
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  • Before Surgery
      • I have planned to take time off work
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I can get help around the house for my recovery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I have a ride home after surgery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I have asked someone to stay with me the first night after surgery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I spoke with the anesthesia team
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I completed my lab tests and imaging.
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I know where and what time to go for surgery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I know which medications to stop before surgery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will call my healthcare team if I am sick or have a fever
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will stock up on easy to swallow foods for a sore throat
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will stop taking herbal supplements today
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will stop taking anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) today
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will stop taking blood thinners, including aspirin.
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will not eat or drink anything after midnight
        -1 day at 18:00
  • Day of Surgery
      • I have not eaten or drank anything since midnight, including water
        0 day at 6:30
      • I confirmed my name and date of birth with my healthcare team
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      • I confirmed my surgery with my healthcare team
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      • I made sure the correct site of my surgery was marked and signed informed consent forms
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      • I confirmed my allergies with my healthcare team
        0 day
  • After Surgery
      • I understand which medications I am taking while in the hospital
        1 day at 18:00
      • I will start eating and drinking as allowed by my healthcare team.
        1 day at 9:00
      • I will tell the healthcare team if I notice any bleeding from my nose, mouth, or throat
        1 day at 9:00
      • Am I being discharged today?
        1 day at 9:00
      • Check with my healthcare team about which medications I should take at home
        1 day
      • My prescription medications have been filled and I know when and how to take them
        1 day
      • I have scheduled my post-op appointment
        1 day
      • I have a ride home today and someone will stay with me tonight
        1 day
  • Recovery at Home
      • I know when and how to take my pain medications at home
        2 days at 9:00
      • Do NOT drive while on prescription pain medications
        1 day at 9:00
      • Avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting as long as my healthcare team advises
        1 day at 9:00
    • Call The Doc If
      • I know to call if I have a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice bleeding or swelling in my throat
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I have a stiff neck or jaw pain when talking or eating
        2 days at 9:00