Intracapsular tonsillectomy is a procedure developed by my good friend Peter Koltai who was a fellow at Great Ormond Street in 1984. The technique is widely used in the USA but not in the UK. I am evaluating its use in a UK population. My initial results are that it provides an excellent relief of airway obstruction from hypertophied tonsils with a smoother postoperative course. Typically patients do not need opiod analgesia such as codeine. In the USA there is a small group of patients that may need completion tonsillectomy in the future

See paper on risk of regrowth

See paper on partial tonsillectomy for recurrent tonsillitis

At present I believe we are the only practice offering intracapsular (partial) microdebrider tonsillectomy in children in London