This video contains a VERY GRAPHIC video of a child having his tonsils removed without anesthesia or sedation. This video is EXTREMELY disturbing. DO NOT watch it if you are easily shocked, offended, or have a weak stomach.
A colleague forwarded this video to me and though I regularly perform tonsillectomy, I myself felt quite disturbed by it.
Many readers have also informed me that the video is actually an adenoidectomy rather than tonsillectomy, but hard to say which procedure is being done.
In any case assuming video title is correct, in most countries, tonsillectomy is performed under general anesthesia (as shown in this video), but there are still some places in the world where this surgery is performed without any anesthesia or sedation. Although I have been aware of this method, I have never seen it done without sedated anesthesia until I watched this video. This particular video was recorded (supposedly) in Belarus.
I was debating whether to embed this video directly in this post, but ultimately decided against it.