Please Explain Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy to Me – A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Child For Surgery


The book which has become a big hit with parents is in its 3rd edition. The book has been written by Laurie and Perry Zelinger and helps parents to prepare themselves and their children when require to go into hospital for surgery. Nearly 500,000 adenotonsillectomies will be performed on children this year.


Imagine there being a book that helps parents who have been told their child needs to have surgery? Imagine if that book helps to remove the stress and the anxiety that comes with a child going through the surgical process? Well that book is available and has become so successful a 3rd edition has been released.


Please Explain Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy to Me: How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery, a Parent’s Manual, which is available on Amazon and has been written by Laurie and Perry Zelinger helps parents prepare themselves and their children for Tonsillectomy surgery.


When a child is in pain it can be very emotional for the parent, but when a child requires Tonsillectomy surgery it can be very traumatic for the parent. Even though children can be worried about their forthcoming surgery, it is the parents who are more likely to be anxious and fearing the worst. If the parent is not prepared and is not in the right mindset then it can then affect the child. With nearly 500,000 adenotonsillectomies which will be performed on children this year it is important for parents to understand the process and be fully prepared.


One of the biggest problems a parent faces when their child undergoes surgery is the lack of knowledge and understanding. A parent will have many questions they want to ask but due to the timescale the doctor has with each patient many of those will go unanswered. This causes the patient serious stress, stress that can be passed on to the child.


Please Explain Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy to Me which aims to prepare both the parent and the child for their surgery has become an important tool. It provides parents with the knowledge and the preparation that is required to relieve anxiety. The book provides important information and easy to use steps for their patient and the family to make the whole process less stressful.

Topics included in the book include:

  • Get the facts about tonsils and adenoids in simple terms.
  • Reduce your own anxiety about surgery and recovery.
  • Learn how to best support your child through the medical and emotional events surrounding the procedure.
  • Have scripts available to guide your conversations with all of your children.
  • Discover the sequence of events leading up to surgery and how to prepare for them.
  • Find out what you need to have at home while your child recuperates.
  • Understand and respond to any unforeseen complications.
  • Become confident that you have maximized your child’s comfort and adjustment during the weeks surrounding surgery.


Please Explain Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy to Me is a must buy for any parent who has a child facing surgery. It will allow the parent to remove a lot of the stress they will be going through and make the whole process more relaxing.  This is the third book in the “Please Explain” series and is preceded by the bestseller Please Explain Anxiety to Me and Please Explain Terrorism to Me.


To learn more about Please Explain Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy to Me and to see why the book is being recommended by parents and those in the medical industry, please visit  The book is immediately available in paperback, hardcover, eBook, and audiobook editions.  Journalists and members of the media can request a review copy by writing to


About Dr. Laurie Zelinger

Dr. Laurie Zelinger, a Board-Certified Psychologist, was born and raised in New York, and is a successful product of the New York City public school system. She earned her Master’s degree and Professional Diploma from Queens College over 40 years ago and later went on to earn a Doctoral degree from Hofstra University.


About Dr. Perry Zelinger

Dr. Perry Zelinger, the youngest of the Zelinger sons, is completing his Medical Residency in the Rusk Rehabilitation/ NYU Langone Health System.