The tonsils are small lumps of tissue located at the back of the throat as part of the immune system, which helps fight infection and protects the body from bacteria and viruses. If you had recurring bouts of tonsillitis it could be enlarged and cause blockage in your airway.

Tonsillotomy is a type of  Partial Tonsillectomy in Dubai. Dr Levente may reduce its size by shaving off the extra surface. The main advantage of this operation type against standard tonsillectomy is the reduced risk of bleeding and much less pain after the surgery.


What is the difference between Tonsillotomy vs Tonsillectomy?

A tonsillotomy is an operation when – instead of the entire tonsillar tissue removed – just those parts shaved off which are blocking your airway. The main advantage of this type of operation against total removal is keeping still functional tonsillar tissue behind and those arteries and nerves, which are located behind your tonsillar glands, stay protected. 

To reducing the size of your tonsils will not put your body at greater risk of developing infection later on!

How is tonsillotomy performed?

The procedure is done under general anaesthesia, which means that you will be asleep during the procedure. Your mouth will be held open so that your surgeon can see your tonsils, and no cuts will be made to your skin.

Dr Levente will use special instruments and the most updated technology to do your tonsillotomy.

How long will it take to stay in the hospital?

The procedure is normally carried out in 15-30 minutes, and you will usually only need to stay in the hospital for a short time period.

When can you return to school?

After your tonsils have been removed, you will need to rest for at least 3 days. Try to keep your child away from smoky environments and from people with coughs or colds.

Recovering after your surgery

Following the surgery, you may feel groggy and sleepy as a result of the anaesthetic. Most patients will find that their throat feels slightly sore after the procedure. This is perfectly normal, and usually be given painkillers while being in the hospital.

 After the surgery, your tonsils will be covered by a white coating. As the throat heals, the white coating gradually disappears. This takes about 5 days. It is important to clean your teeth regularly as this helps fight infection in the mouth.

Pain relief: Once you return home, will still have a sore throat therefore, your surgeon will prescribe painkillers for the next 7 days after the operation. The pain usually will be reduced within a couple of days and gradually improves within a week.

Eating and drinking: After the procedure, you have to start drinking liquids two hours after the operation and can start eating several hours after that. It is also very important to drink plenty of fluids. You may want to take a painkiller about an hour before you eat, as this may make it easier for eat and swallow the food.


  • Very hot baths and showers!
  • Aspirin before or after an operation
  • Moderate and heavy physical activity, including sport for ten days – Bending down to pick things up, especially heavy weights.

About Dr Levente

Dr Levente Deak is an internationally accredited expert in the surgical field.   Member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic  Surgery and Royal College of Surgeons. Licensed under GMC (UK), DHA, DHCC (UAE).

 International known speaker for nasal shape and function sessions.  Performing only nasal surgeries on a daily basis. His premise is “Since all of us are unique, each nose needs to be tailored to its individual features“

Dr Levente is committed to making The Right Nose which best suits your face.

Some Questions That You May Have!

The cost of tonsillitis surgery in Dubai can vary depending on factors such as the type of procedure required, the healthcare provider, and any additional services needed. Tonsillectomy, partial tonsillectomy, or tonsillotomy in Dubai may incur different expenses, so it’s recommended to consult with tonsils doctors in Dubai for accurate pricing information.

The pain associated with a tonsillectomy can vary from person to person. While discomfort is expected during the recovery period, especially in the first few days, pain management strategies prescribed by tonsils doctors in Dubai can help alleviate discomfort and promote healing.

For partial tonsillectomy or tonsillotomy in Dubai, it’s essential to consult with experienced tonsils doctors like Dr Levente, who specialising in these procedures. Reputable healthcare facilities in Dubai like The Right Nose offer skilled surgeon who provide personalised care and expertise in addressing tonsillitis and related conditions.