Tonsil Stones Removal Treatments _ Mike

TONSIL STONES

Tonsil stone removal costs, London

Tonsil Stones surgery costs and tonsillectomy procedure summary (This procedure is also called partial tonsillectomy, tonsillotomy, tonsil resurfacing or tonsil cryptolysis)
 

How much does it cost to get tonsil stones removed?

Laser Tonsillectomy under local anaesthetic

  • Initial consultation, with endoscopy: £250 at HealthHub, £450 at private hospitals

  • 1st treatment including 1 post op follow up: £950

  • 2nd and 1 post op follow up: £750

  • 3rd treatment: £500

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Tonsil Stone Removal Procedure Summary

When do we recommend tonsil stone surgery?

Laser surgery is a highly effective method of dealing with persistent tonsil stones. There are two approaches to this:

  • Intracapsular laser vapourisation tonsillectomy is the gold standard, but this requires general anaesthesia, and is quite sore for a week post op (although patients usually eat normally)

  • Laser tonsillectomy under local anaesthetic spray. Walk in, walk out, low levels of pain.

 

In most instances though we'd recommend a laser tonsillectomy under local anaesthetic spray - the tonsils are substantially but not totally  removed using local anaesthetic spray only - no injections. Its a lunchtime procedure - patients go straight back to work.

Where would the surgery take place?

In most instances the surgery would take place at HealthHub in South London Zone 2, easy access from all over London. General anaesthetic procedures are performed at Spire London East Hospital in East London. 

Time between consultation and procedure

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

Pre-operative information

The laser tonsillectomy under local anaesthetic operation (also known as tonsillotomy, tonsil resurfacing) takes place under local anaesthetic. Patients can eat and drink normally before and after. We encourage immediate return to work where possible!

Tonsil Stones Removal Procedure Duration

Tonsillectomy/tonsillotomy takes about 10 minutes.  Patients are free to go half an hour after the procedure. The procedure itself is performed sitting upright in a dental-type chair. The local anaesthetic spray wears off 10 minutes or so after the procedure has been completed after which patients can swallow and talk normally.

Post-operative information

Painkillers are not prescribed by the Clinic/Hospital. Simple over-the-counter medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen are all that is required with local anaesthetic tonsillectomy/tonsillotomy. Intracapsular tonsillectomy under general anaesthetic requires diclofenac and codeine for a week. 

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.

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Mike Dilkes is a leading ENT surgeon based in London. He specialises 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 under local anaesthetic (also called tonsillotomy, tonsil resurfacing, tonsil crytolysis) or general anaesthetic (also called intracapsular laser tonsillectomy, inside-out laser tonsillectomy), palatoplasty, septoplasty, turbinoplasty, uvulectomy and posterior turbinoplasty for post nasal drip. Principal Mike Dilkes has over 20 years of consultancy experience and around 5,000 ENT operations and procedures performed.