Tonsillectomy and a Septoplasty Surgeries Together?

Can I have a tonsillectomy and a septoplasty performed at the same time, or will I need to plan time off of work for two separate surgeries and recoveries?

Doctor Answers 3

Tonsillectomy and septoplasty can be done together

Tonsillectomy and septoplasty can easily be done simultaneously.  They are both done under general anesthesia and each procedure takes approximately a half an hour to perform.  There will be much more pain and discomfort from the tonsillectomy than the septoplasty. 

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Seattle, WA 98104

Yes, it is possible to do simultaneously

Yes it is possible to do both surgeries simultaneously, especially if the tonsils are not very large and the patient does not have sleep apnea. 

Babak Larian, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon

9401 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Simultaneous septoplasty and tonsillectomy

I do not advocate operating on both airways (oral and nasal) simultaneously.  I recommend staging the procedures for safety sake.  Good luck :)

Jenifer L. Henderson, MD
Silverdale Facial Plastic Surgeon
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2011 NW Myhre Place
Silverdale, WA 98383

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