Preparing for a Tonsillectomy
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.
Learn more about a tonsillectomy
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.
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.
Get to know our ENT experts
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.
Pediatric ENT specialists
Patients treated annually
Years combined post-fellowship pediatric expertise
Additional family resources
Next: Surgery and recovery
Lora and Erich talk about some of the special experiences they had at Children's Colorado on the day of their daughter's surgery.
Surgery and recovery
Your journey is unique, but you're not alone. See other patient stories.
Our ENT team is one of the largest fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist teams in the western United States. Learn about our expertise.
We have resources to help you prepare: a pre-surgery video and tour guided by child life specialists and opportunities to ask questions.
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.