Private tonsillectomy cost, London, UK

Intracapsular laser tonsillectomy under general anaesthetic

Costs and procedure summary

Tonsillectomy costs

How much does it cost to have a tonsillectomy?

Laser Tonsillectomy (+/-dual technique)

  • Initial consultation, with endoscopy: £250 at HealthHub, more at private hospitals

  • Tonsillectomy under general anaesthetic, including one follow up appointment: £2,800

Laser tonsillectomy procedure summary

When do we recommend a tonsillectomy operation?

Laser surgery is a highly effective method of dealing with persistent tonsillitis or tonsil stones. We would recommend surgery after an initial consultation if we felt the procedure was the most effective course of action.

Where would the surgery take place?

In most instances the surgery would take place at Spire London East in  North East London.

What is the waiting time between consultation and procedure for a tonsillectomy?

Times may vary, but we can typically perform the operation within 14 days of consultation.

Pre-operative information

The laser tonsillectomy operation takes place under general anaesthetic. Patients are required to not eat and drink in the 6 hours preceding the procedure, although clear water can be taken up to 3 hours pre-op. Patients are required to arrive at the Hospital at least two hours prior to their operation time slot.

How long does a laser tonsillectomy procedure take?

Time in surgery is typically 1 hour. This includes anaesthesia and recovery time, actual surgery time is around 20 minutes. The operation is typically done on a day surgery basis, meaning that in most cases patients will return home around  4 hours after their operation.

How long does it take to recover from a laser tonsillectomy operation?

Patients prefer surgery to be performed on a Friday, so the weekend is spent recovering, and Monday back to work. Post-operative pain on swallowing lasts for around 7 days, although most of our patients eat normally, as long as they take the painkillers given before they go home. Eating lots of toast, ice cream or any other specific food is NOT required. A normal diet will be fine.

Any concerns please call the manager, Bal on 07432559097.

Is a follow up consultation required and does this cost extra?

A follow up consultation is required and included in the fees but usually no further meetings are required thereafter. This typically takes place around four weeks after the surgery. If you experience unexpected follow up issues thereafter we would initially speak with you on the phone. If required we would book an extra follow up consultation which may be chargeable depending on circumstances.

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Mike Dilkes ENT Laser Surgery is a leading ENT surgery based in London. We specialise in laser surgery for treatment of a range of Ear, Nose & Throat issues including tonsillitis, tonsil stones, snoring, sleep apnoea, cancers, catarrh and allergies. Typical treatments include laser tonsillectomy, tonsillotomy, palatoplasty, septoplasty, turbinoplasty, turbinectomy, uvulectomy and turbinectomy. Principal Mike Dilkes is a leading ENT surgeon, with over 20 years of consultancy experience and around 5,000 ENT operations and procedures.