Where Your Child Undergoes a Tonsillectomy Could Make a Difference


By Molly Clifton

Kids who have a tonsillectomy at a hospital that follows current practice guidelines have a better chance of healing without side effects.

A new study finds hospitals that administer medication to reduce nausea, vomiting and pain without antibiotics have fewer patients return because of post-operative side effects.

Tonsillectomies are the second most common procedure performed on children in the U.S.

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