What is tonsil removal?
The tonsils sit at the back of the throat on either side of the soft palate. For some, mostly children, the tonsils can be an area that harbors bacteria and leads to inflammation and infection, like strep throat or tonsillitis. For those with enlarged tonsils, it can also cause snoring and sleep apnea. Board-certified ENT/facial plastic surgeon Dr. B. Terry Seymour offers tonsil removal at ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center. For more information on tonsil removal or if it may be a wise solution to your or your child's throat condition, contact either our Atlanta or Lithonia, GA office today.
"There is a lot I can say about the care I've gotten but I will keep it direct. From day one when I went in about my sleep apnea and removal of tonsils. Dr. Seymour wanted to do more than just go behind another Dr. He wanted to start from A to get to Z himself. Dr. Seymour and his staff have been nothing more than generous each time I've walked through there office doors. Dr. Seymour is very thorough and informative. He was and have been determined to find the exact problem and an exact solution, rather than just an easy fix I can say that. Even throughout the process which have been lengthy there nothing bad I can say. I have had some long wait times I’ve experienced and issues with getting things scheduled and on the roll but the services are nothing that I complain and find an issue with. Just ready for it all to be over. Thanks Dr. T Seymour"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Feb 25, 2022
"He's pretty thorough but the wait was a bit too long for me. He was very busy and I waited 1 1/2 hours to be seen."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Feb 11, 2022
"Dr. Seymour is a highly qualified ENT that finally relieved me of my chronic sinusitis issues. I had suffered (only able to breathe from my mouth) for 7 years, before a friend's referral led me to him. He did an awesome surgical procedure and I'm able to breathe through my nose again. THANK YOU!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 23, 2021
"Dr. Seymour is the only ENT that has helped my chronic sinusitis. I've been to several doctors who would only prescribe steroids and antibiotics, however, Dr. Seymour took the time to find the source of the issue and correct it. I can finally breathe after 7 years. Thank You!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 23, 2021
"TW - Dr. Seymour is the only ENT that has helped my chronic sinusitis. I've been to several doctors who would only prescribe steroids and antibiotics, however, Dr. Seymour took the time to find the source of the issue and correct it. I can finally breathe after 7 years. Thank You!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 23, 2021
What Can I Expect from Tonsil Removal?
Prior to tonsil removal, Dr. Seymour will perform an evaluation of your symptoms and perform a physical exam. Based on his findings, he may suggest a tonsillectomy. This outpatient surgical procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia to keep you comfortable. The procedure itself only takes around 15 minutes while Dr. Seymour uses specialized tools to completely remove the tonsils. After a tonsillectomy, it's common to experience throat pain and earache. It's important to get lots of rest and continually sip liquids. It may also be wise to eat soft or cold foods for the next week or so. Dr. Seymour may schedule a follow-up exam to check your healing progress.
Remove Throat Pain
If you or your child have frequent strep throat, tonsillitis, or snoring problems, you may consider getting the tonsils removed at ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center. This outpatient procedure can provide a lot of relief for a person that experiences chronic sore throats and prevent future bacterial infections. For more information on how board-certified ENT specialist Dr. B. Terry Seymour can help relieve your tonsil concerns, contact him at his office in Atlanta or Lithonia, GA.
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