Tonsillectomy with obstructive sleep apnea

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If tonsils become enlarged and cause obstructive sleep apnea, they may be surgically removed. Read about tonsillectomy.

Key points

  • Your child's enlarged tonsils will be removed in a surgical procedure.
  • You child will be asleep and feel no pain during the surgery.
  • Most children can go home the day after the operation.
  • It will take about a week before your child can go back to their regular activities. Help your child protect their throat.
Last updated: January 28th 2019