Tonsils are basically two pads of lymphoid tissue at the sides of back of throat. Recurrent infections can enlarge these tissues. Tonsillectomy is the surgery to remove tonsils.

This is done under general anesthesia.

There are many methods of doing this surgery:

  • Cold steel method
  • Diathermy tonsillectomy
  • LASER tonsillectomy
  • Harmonic scalpel tonsillectomy
  • Coblation tonsillectomy