Surgery CategoryENT
Body AreaNeck
Procedure DescriptionTonsillectomy
Procedure Code42825; 42826
More InfoTonsillectomy Surgical removal of the two oval shaped pads of tissue on either side of the the back of the throat. Tonsils are part of the lymphatic system of the body which helps to fight infection. A doctor may recommend removal of the tonsils when you experience repeated tonsillitis or when enlarged tonsils cause snoring or repeated sleep disruption.