Our knowledgeable ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic can perform a tonsillectomy to help dramatically reduce symptoms related to enlarged tonsils. Through careful evaluation of your concerns and advanced diagnostic testing, we can formulate a treatment plan that restores your well-being and overall quality of life.

Your Tonsillectomy Procedure 

A tonsillectomy is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. Patients are kept comfortable and pain-free throughout their procedure. During surgery, your doctor will use a scalpel and cauterizing tool to remove the tonsils.

This also simultaneously curtails bleeding that occurs during the procedure. Afterward, you will return home to begin recovery, which typically lasts about 2 weeks.

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Conditions Treated 

  • Chronic tonsillitis
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Breathing that starts and stops at night
  • Halitosis
  • Cancerous tissue or growths in the tonsils
  • Bleeding in the tonsils

Benefits of Tonsillectomy 

A tonsillectomy can help patients to experience clearer breathing and freedom from infections and chronic tonsillitis. The surgery provides long-lasting and dramatic relief for your symptoms. No overnight stay is required; patients can recover in the privacy of their own homes.

“They are all very professional. They work with you in every aspect of your care. I've been going there for several years and have fought my insurance companies to stay there.” 

by Diana

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic provides world-class ENT services to patients in and beyond Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont. From our advanced, cutting-edge technology and diagnostic equipment to the dedication and empathy of each provider and staff member, our clinic has earned a reputation as a sanctuary for well-being and optimal health. Our practice is founded on the following cornerstones:

Personalized Treatment

Each patient is treated as a unique individual rather than a faceless number. Clients receive one-on-one attention, a warm, caring bedside manner, and a carefully curated treatment plan that is tailored to their anatomy, lifestyle, comfort levels, and express wishes.

Top-rated Physician Network

We work with over 54 highly skilled and meticulously vetted ENT specialists who possess over 300 years of combined expertise. This ensures a wealth of information and knowledge across multiple disciplines. The end result is swift, exponential healing for the patient.

Continuity of Care

From your first consultation to your detailed aftercare plan, we provide a seamless and stress-free patient experience that goes beyond just treating your symptoms to assessing your entire system. We follow up with you long after you leave the office to make sure you are feeling comprehensive relief from your symptoms.

Community Investment

Giving back is among our chief values, and as such, we actively partner with organizations that provide food, clothing, shelter, education, medicine, and social support to local populations that are most in need.

What to Expect from the Procedure

Prior to surgery, you will receive a personalized list of instructions that may direct you to halt certain medications and abstain from eating for a certain period of time. On the day of your procedure, you will receive general anesthesia to ensure you remain at ease throughout the operation. The doctor will then remove your tonsils and prepare you for recovery. You’ll be able to return home right away. Minor swelling and tenderness in the treated area are to be expected, but most clients find their recovery is swift and without incident. The entire recuperation period lasts about 10-14 days.

Procedure Candidacy

Ideal candidates for a tonsillectomy suffer from chronic tonsillitis, trouble breathing, bleeding in the tonsils, bad breath, and daily discomfort. During your private consultation, we will investigate your symptoms in depth, perform a detailed physical exam, and thoroughly review your medical history. If for some reason, you are not a good candidate for the procedure, our team can recommend an alternative solution that will help you to feel better quickly.

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FAQs

Will my immune system be weaker after a tonsillectomy?

There are no studies to indicate that removing the tonsils leads to a weakened immune system, although it is a valid concern.

Are children able to receive a tonsillectomy?

Yes. Children often need to undergo a tonsillectomy when their tonsils cause pain and recurring infections. Our caring, trusted ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic can perform the surgery for clients of any age.

How do I know if I need a tonsillectomy?

We will evaluate your symptoms during a thorough consultation process and prepare a customized treatment plan that matches your unique needs.

With 5 convenient locations around the Orlando area, we're never far away.

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