When is it necessary for a child to have a tonsillectomy or, in other words, have their tonsils removed? A doctor might suggest a tonsillectomy for two main reasons, recurring tonsillitis and sleep apnea. In this video, Dr. Maithilee Menezes discusses the first reason, recurring tonsillitis. So what is tonsillitis, and what exactly does it mean for tonsillitis to be recurring? Watch to find out. And come back to learn about the second reason, sleep apnea.