From SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio — Painless tonsillectomies

Dr. Nguyen Pham, a pediatric otolaryngologist (ENT) at CHOC, appeared on SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio to discuss tonsillectomies — the second most common surgery for U.S. children. Dr. Pham discussed the benefits of painless or intracapsular tonsillectomies, including:

• Dramatically lower chance of bleeding
• Over-the-counter pain medication, in place of narcotic pain killers
• Returning to a regular diet sooner