How do I prepare for a tonsillectomy?
You will need to refrain from taking any anti-inflammatory medicines for two weeks before the surgery. This type of medication includes aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
This kind of drugs can increase your risk of bleeding during and after your surgery. You should let your doctor know about any medications, herbs, or vitamins you’re taking.
You should also refrain from eating or drinking after midnight before your surgery. Also, having an empty stomach reduces the risk of feeling nauseous because of the anesthetic.
Be sure to plan for your at-home recovery. You will need someone to drive you home after your surgery as well. Patients usually stay home from work or school for about a week after this procedure.