Is a tonsillectomy an outpatient procedure?

Outpatient surgery, also referred to as ambulatory surgery, same-day surgery or day surgery does not require that you stay overnight in hospital. The majority of tonsillectomies today are performed as outpatient procedures. If after the operation the doctor is not entirely satisfied with how the wound is healing she may request that you stay overnight for observation. The biggest risk is post operative hemorrhaging.

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 nobbie April 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

bugger i wish have spent a few more days hospital the pain was bad eneded back in hospital two weeks ltr an on iv fluids

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