Tonsillectomy Procedures Performed by a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist in Wesley Chapel, FL
A tonsillectomy is a common procedure that is performed to remove swollen, inflamed tonsils in the back of the throat. At Scotch Institute of Ear Nose & Throat in Wesley Chapel, Florida, board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Brett Scotch performs tonsillectomies to relieve the discomfort that enlarged tonsils can cause.
Tonsillectomy procedures are often recommended for people – particularly children, but also adults – who have tonsillitis, which is an infection of the tonsils that causes them to become inflamed. There are several non-surgical treatments available for tonsillitis and other related conditions, but surgical tonsil removal may be recommended if a patient has:
- Frequently recurring episodes of tonsillitis (five or more per year)
- Bacterial tonsillitis that does not respond to antibiotics
- Complications resulting from enlarged tonsils, such as difficulty breathing and swallowing, and sleep apnea
At Scotch Institute of ENT in Wesley Chapel, FL, we take an individualized approach to care that focuses on addressing each patient’s specific health issues in an effective and efficient manner. In the event that a tonsillectomy is recommended for you or your child, Dr. Scotch will take the time to carefully review all your treatment options and help you make a confident decision. Dr. Scotch is a highly skilled surgeon with ample experience performing tonsillectomy procedures for both children and adults.
To learn more about tonsillectomy procedures at Scotch Institute of ENT, contact our friendly staff today. Our ENT practice is proud to serve families in Wesley Chapel, FL, and surrounding communities.