weight gain following tonsillectomy??

  1. Hi! I wonder if anyone can throw some light on this? I was recently 'pre-opping' a gentleman when he told me that he had had a tonsillectomy in his mid 40's. The ENT consultant had told him that in the ensuing years he was very likely to put on weight as a direct result of the surgery; his tonsils were pretty hammered from what he said, with episodes of quinseys and regular tonsillitis. I was an ENT nurse for several years but never come across this bit of info before! The gentleman concerned had put on a significant amount of weight over the years post surgery, possibly coincidence I know, but is there any reason why he was told that in the first instance??

    Thanking you
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