Guidelines for tonsillectomy

Paradise criteria:

  • 7 infections over 1 year, OR
  • 5 infections annually over 2 years, OR
  • 3 infections annually for 3 years


Other issues that warrant consideration:

  • developing a quinsy (an abscess in the mouth)
  • oral ulcers
  • antibiotic allergies
  • snoring and sleep issues

Please contact Dr Jefferson through the rooms if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to discuss a specific patient at 02 4855 8044 or admin@entnewcastle.com.au