It is a surgery done to remove the tonsils.

Primary Health Care

This is indicated in Chronic tonsillitis where in there are recurrent episodes of tonsil infections/Acute tonsillitis. An acute episode of Tonsillitis manifests as enlarged and infected tonsils causing a severe throat pain that increases on swallowing which maybe associated with a fever and malaise and swellings at the side of the neck. The following are recommended as indications for Tonsillectomy according to the SIGN guidelines:
-Sore throats are due to Acute Tonsillitis
-Episode of sore throat are disabling and prevent normal functioning
-The number of episode of tonsillitis should be 7 or more in the last 1 year, or 5 or more in the previous 2 years or 3 or more in the last 3 years.
Tonsillectomy involves removing the diseased tonsils and thereby forever preventing such tonsil infections.