Surgeon reveals outcome of new tonsil procedure

'It takes longer' but tonsillotomy has great benefits for the right children, says Adelaide ENT surgeon Professor Simon Carney

Surgery to reduce the size of tonsils rather than completely remove them results in less risk of bleeding and a speedier recovery for children, Adelaide research shows.

Professor Simon Carney.

The 10-year Flinders University study of more than 600 surgeries by lead researcher ENT surgeon Professor Simon Carney shows subtotal tonsil reduction has advantages over full tonsillectomy.

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