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It says here in the wikipedia entry that there is a 2-4 % risk of post-operative bleeding from a tonsillectomy and a mortality rate of 1:15000.If a doctor tells you that you should have them out so that the child will have fewer sore throats -- but doesn't have recurrent and intractable infections you should do this...1. Look at your watch and exclaim, "Gosh, we are late for Johnny's samba lesson."2. Leave immediately.3. Don't ever go back. Instead find a doctor who isn't a nit-wit and a child butcher.I feel confident in saying this having seen 5 year olds suddenly start bleeding like a stuck hog into their pharynx after such surgery.