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One case of tonsillitis doesn’t warrant surgery, but if you experience persistent trouble, your Inspira doctor can help.
Tonsillitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause a sore throat, fever and difficulty swallowing. It is most common in children between preschool age to the mid-teenage years.
Tonsils are the oval-shaped areas of pink tissue located at the back of your throat––there’s one on each side. Tonsillitis occurs when your tonsils become infected by a virus or bacteria.
Common symptoms of tonsillitis include red swollen tonsils, white or yellow coating or patches on the tonsils, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, bad breath, stiff neck and headaches. If you have a young child who can’t describe how they feel, look out for symptoms including drooling due to difficulty swallowing, refusal to eat and unusual fussiness.
Our Approach to Tonsillitis
One case of tonsillitis doesn’t warrant surgery, but if you experience persistent trouble with your tonsils, your doctor may recommend they be removed with surgery (tonsillectomy).
If you experience recurring, chronic or severe tonsillitis, or complications from enlarged tonsils, talk to an Inspira doctor about treatment options. Your doctor may suggest a tonsillectomy if:
- There have been more than seven episodes in one year
- Tonsils create breathing or swallowing difficulty
- Tonsillitis does not respond to antibiotic treatment
- Tonsillitis causes obstructive sleep apnea
Why Choose Inspira for Surgical Care
Our award-winning and state-of-the-art surgical facilities have received national recognition and are staffed with fellowship-trained surgeons ready to guide you on your road to recovery. Our highly-skilled surgical team has been providing the region with state-of-the-art robotic surgeries since 2010. Minimally-invasive robotic surgeries are designed to reduce scarring and speed up recovery time, so you can get back to your daily routine quicker, and with less pain.
There’s no reason to travel outside of South Jersey when skilled surgeons are operating right in your community. With more than 150 access points, you can have confidence in the robust community hospital care offered at Inspira. Whether you’re going in for a scheduled procedure or a complex emergency operation, you can trust that you’re getting the best possible care.
Inspira’s surgical team has the expertise, experience and credentials to pass on their knowledge to the surgical leaders of tomorrow. The General Surgery Residency Program is a model of excellence for medical education, research and patient care in a community-based atmosphere. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses provide skillful, compassionate care to everyone that comes to our operating rooms.
Inspira Surgery Locations
Our surgical specialists treat patients around South Jersey from state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient facilities.