Harvard Health Blog
Does your child need a tonsillectomy?
By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Tonsillectomies are one of the most common surgeries performed on children — but the decision to do one should not be taken lightly. In 1965, there were about a million tonsillectomies (with or without adenoidectomy, a surgery often done at the same time) performed on children younger than 15 years old. By 2006 that number had dropped by half, and by 2010 it had dropped