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Does it hurt to get your tonsils and adenoids removed?

The tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedure is conducted under general anesthesia. You’ll be asleep during the entire operation and won’t feel any pain. 

After the procedure, it’s common to have a sore throat for a couple of weeks. The pain is most severe during the first week after surgery and usually goes away completely after three weeks. Your doctor may prescribe medication covered by your prescription insurance to help with the temporary discomfort.

What is a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T and A)?

How long do the tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery take?

How long do you stay in the hospital after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

What should I expect after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery?

Are there side effects to having your tonsils and adenoids removed?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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Your actual costs may be higher or lower than these cost estimates. Check with your provider and health plan details to confirm the costs that you may be charged for a service or procedure.You are responsible for costs that are not covered and for getting any pre-authorizations or referrals required by your health plan. Neither payments nor benefits are guaranteed. Provider data, including price data, provided in part by Turquoise Health.

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