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3801 Katella Avenue
Suite 414
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: 562-430-6065
Fax: 562-430-6069
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Post Operative Instructions: Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

  1. Call Dr. Kim if there is any bleeding from the mouth or nose.
  2. Please take pain medications every 4 hours for one week.
  3. Please drink 6 cups of water a day. Call Dr. Kim, if the patient is unable to drink.
  4. No Aspirin or Ibuprofen for 2 weeks prior and up to 2 weeks after surgery.
  5. Diet: Soft Diet and Dairy products are okay.
  6. Nausea and Vomiting may occur after surgery. If nauseated, remain on clear liquids until it passes. If it should persist, notify Dr. Kim.
  7. Restrict Activity: For the first week, we advise light activity and plenty of rest. You should plan for children to be out of school for one week. There should be no participation in physical education classes for 2 weeks.
  8. The patient should sleep with parent the night of the surgery.
  9. Ear Pain: is not an unusual experience after a tonsillectomy. Ear pain is referred from the throat and usually does not represent an ear infection.
  10. All patients should remain in the vicinity of Dr. Kimís practice for up to 2 weeks after surgery. The patient is at risk for bleeding for up to 2 weeks following surgery.
  11. All patients should have a post-operative follow Ė up appointment about 2 weeks after surgery.
  12. Please only go to Los Alamitos Medical Center Emergency Room during post-operative period.
  13. The tonsil lining will turn white in color during intial recovery period. Then within one month the tonsil lining will return to its original color. This is natural wound healing and not a sign of an infection.
  14. Dr. Kimís Phone Number: Office 562-430-6065.
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