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Lora talks about her experience with Children's Hospital Colorado when her two daughters had tonsillectomies.

Preparing for a Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy in children

The best way to prepare for your child's surgery is to learn as much as possible about what will happen during the surgery process. Listen to our experienced family share some of reasons they chose Children's Colorado for their daughter's tonsillectomy and how it helped them prepare for their daughters' surgery.

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Otolaryngology care team

This is our team of ear, nose and throat (ENT) experts – some of whom cared for Addie and Elise. Our ENT surgeons specialize in pediatric care and treat a variety of conditions – from ear tubes and tonsils, to performing complex reconstructive procedures.

These surgeons have gone through a combined rigorous five-year residency, followed by an additional one to two years of pediatric training. This pediatric-specific training sets us apart.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

We treat patients for a variety of conditions, including common conditions like tonsillitis and ear infections as well as complicated diagnoses like thyroid cancer and cystic fibrosis.

In addition to providing care in regular ENT clinics, our team also conducts multidisciplinary clinics for conditions such as sinusitis, voice disorders, balance disorders and hearing loss – just to name a few.

Learn more about our ENT services

35 Pediatric ENT specialists
24,000 Patients treated annually

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Prepare for your surgery

We have resources to help you prepare: a pre-surgery video and tour guided by child life specialists and opportunities to ask questions.

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Evelyn finds out Children's Hospital Colorado serves slushees to their patients after tonsillectomy surgery.


Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.