Tonsillectomy Treatment Cost In South Korea

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Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to treat recurrent throat infections and obstructive sleep apnea. Tonsillectomy is performed to remove both palatine tonsils from the back of the throat. The patient is put to sleep with general or local anesthesia. The mouth is kept wide open using an instrument. The surgeon then cuts away the tonsils with a heated device, laser, or scalpel.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Tonsillectomy Surgery includes the following:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost (Blood tests, Oral examination, etc.) 

  • Surgery cost

  • Type of Surgery (Traditional tonsillectomy or Intracapsular tonsillectomy )

  • Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)

  • Medicine cost (anti-inflammatory, painkillers, etc.)

  • Patient's hospital stay 

Factors affecting cost of Tonsillectomy Treatment

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or Single room)

  • The severity of the disease

  • Post-surgical complication, if it happens (such as delayed hemorrhage or infection)

  • Cost of Blood products (if required)

  • An extended stay at the Hospital

  • Cost of accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Tonsillectomy Treatment.

What is the cost of tests for Tonsillectomy?

The preoperative coagulation screening for patients undergoing tonsillectomy consists of determining the prothrombin time and the activated partial thromboplastin time. These are covered in the package.

Is the pharmacy and medicine cost included in the package?

The costs of medicines are included in the package when the patient is hospitalized. If the patient purchases any medicines outside the hospital, they are not covered in the package. 

How long does the patient stay in the hospital after a Tonsillectomy?

It is usually done as an outpatient procedure which means you can go home the day of the surgery. An overnight stay is possible if the surgery is done on a young child or if you have any complicated medical condition. You can schedule your appointment 1-2 weeks after the surgery.  

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Success Rate

The success rate of Tonsillectomy is approximately 98% and the chances of failure are less than 1% which could be due to postoperative bleeding. Anesthesia risks, swelling, bleeding, wound infection could be some of the indications that may indicate the failure of Tonsillectomy.

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