I generally recommend tonsil removal for my patients for several reasons.
- To improve their airway and decrease the incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea which is a silent killer. For you men who have neck sizes over 16 inches it is a real concern as well as for anyone who is more than their ideal weight.
- To decrease your chances of oral cancer. Cancer can live and breed in the tonsils where it can be unseen for years.
We are very pro tonsil removal. A recent article just released from the SAGE Journal of Ear Nose and Throat confirms that in children the cardiovascular morbidity associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea is potentially reversible with tonsil removal. This means lower blood pressure, a better pulse rate and better oxygenation. Something to keep in mind for your overall health and long life.