Do you have what it takes to perform a Virtual Tonsillectomy Surgery? A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure in which the tonsils are removed from the throat. This surgery is performed when someone has repeated occurrences of acute tonsillitis or adenoiditis, obstructive sleep apnea, nasal airway obstruction or snoring. Sometimes the adenoids are removed at the same time in a procedure called adenoidectomy. Are you ready to scrub in to one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States?