Instead, they essentially had her entire upper airway reconstructed to alleviate sleep apnea?
This is California Sleep Institute website:
Search for, "upper airway reconstruction"
So they don't really treat sleep apnea with tonsillectomy!
I was reading earlier that, for young children, tonsillectomy alone is actually used to treat sleep apnea. I don’t know why Jahi at age 13 was cleared for more than a tonsillectomy. Maybe at puberty more surgery is considered appropriate...? So many unanswered questions in this case.