Children's Hospital Colorado

Preparing for a Tonsillectomy

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Tonsillectomy in children

We treat patients for a variety of conditions, including common conditions like tonsillitis and ear infections as well as complicated diagnoses like thyroid cancer and cystic fibrosis. The best way to prepare for your child's tonsillectomy surgery is to learn as much as possible about what will happen during the surgery process.

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Our families discuss their preparation for tonsillectomy

Listen to our experienced family share some of the reasons they chose Children's Colorado for their daughter's tonsillectomy and how it helped them prepare for their daughters' surgery.

Tonsillectomy resources

Collection of thirteen headshots of the Otolaryngology care team at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Otolaryngology care team

This is our team of ear, nose and throat (ENT) experts – some of whom cared for Addie and Elise. Our ENT surgeons specialize in pediatric care and treat a variety of conditions – from ear tubes and tonsils, to performing complex reconstructive procedures.

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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery

In addition to providing care in regular ENT clinics, our team also offers multidisciplinary clinics for conditions such as sinusitis, voice disorders and hearing loss – just to name a few. These are important services that set us apart from other hospitals when it comes to pediatric outpatient surgery.

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Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.