Posted by: mber | 2006/07/27


Tonsillectomy and ITP

Hello Doc
We have “chatted” before. My 6 yr old has ITP. He also suffers from chronic tonsillitis. The GP has recommended we see an ENT as his tonsils are in a “very bad way” I am petrified of the prospect of a tonsillectomy, he has had 2 hernia ops before with ITP and coped well with both even though the first surgeon did not perform the surgery correctly. Where can I find the best ENT in Gauteng. Prof Beale performed his 2nd hernia op and he was outstanding. I need to find an ENT like that. My child’s pead has emigrated and I now feel like I have no child specialist I can rely on. Please help!

Expert's Reply



The ENT surgeons are all excellent in Gauteng. There is no extreme urgency about the operation. Your best move would be to find a paediatrician first who will recommend an ENT for your son. Try and get an appointment with Dr Andre Van Niekerk at the Clinton Clinic in Alberton.

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