Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the palatine tonsils via an incision in the tonsillar fossa. Surgery was performed to treat the condition of recurring acute tonsillitis. Tonsillectomy combined with surgical removal of adenoids, known as adenoidectomy, is commonly performed in children. Surgery is performed to correct breathing and swallowing issues.
Phonology is the study and treatment of voice organs, primarily the mouth, throat (larynx), vocal cords, and lungs. Among the issues treated in phoniatrics are vocal cord dysfunction, laryngeal or vocal cord cancer, improper control of the speech organs (speech disorders), and vocal loading issues.