Tonsillitis is a common childhood infection of the tonsils caused by viruses or bacteria. Symptoms include a sore throat, swollen tonsils and fever. A tonsillectomy, the surgical procedure to remove the tonsils, is a treatment option offered at Lake Norman ENT.
Any decision to have surgery is a personal one to be determined by a patient and their physician. Each child has his or her own experiences and symptoms that may or may not warrant having a tonsillectomy. Guidelines established by the American Academy of Otolaryngology can help parents decide when surgery may be appropriate. A conversation about surgery may