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Cost of private tonsillectomy in London. You can save money by having laser tonsillectomy under LA.

The cost of a tonsillectomy in London under general anaesthetic is around £3500 when all expenses have been taken into account. This is irrespective of which technique is used, and is often the 60 year old dissection tonsillectomy. At HealthHub a recent audit of laser tonsil removal treatment under local anaesthetic spray shows 1.6 treatments are required per patient until resolution of symptoms has occurred. This audit was done by looking at return rates for a second procedure. Some patients may have been fed up and gone elsewhere, though in private practice you tend to be told this. So the number can be increased on that basis to 1.7 treatments, over an audit of 526 patients. So the average cost is £950 (first treatment) plus 0.7x£750 (second treatment), which is £1475 total. And return to work straight away with only paracetamol for mild to moderate post op pain, usually for 5 days.

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Richard Roberts
10 lut 2022

Mike I’m 61 years old never had my tonsils removed even though I had tonsillitis regularly as a youngster and still occasionally now. Some years ago I had a thyroidectomy and the surgeon commented on how large my tonsils were before putting me under. I also suffer with sleep apnea Would laser removal assist in further reducing the apnea? I’ve been on CPAP therapy for some years Look forward to hearing what you think Regards Richard Roberts

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Mike Dilkes ENT Surgeon MSFRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT Surgeon MSFRCS
10 lut 2022
Odpowiada osobie:

Hello there, in a word, yes. When I see sleep apnoea patients one of the most successful interventions is tonsil reduction as long as they are big and obstructing. The only problem is that size is an independent predictor of needing more than one procedure, as there is a limit to how much can be removed in any one go. By all means send a photo, arrange a Zoom or come for a consultation face to face? HealthHub is on 02078709166 to arrange. Mike Dilkes MS FRCS Consultant ENT Surgeon

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