Jan 18, 2010 - 3:12 pm
Submandibular Salivary Gland Transfer - Dr.Hadi Seikaly
Beavertail Surgery- Dr.Hadi Seikaly
Those are just two of the many articles on the net about these proceedures. I will be having the first one done with my surgery Feb.18th. I am told that I will lose the submandibular gland on the right side, because it is suspicious of cancer, but the one one the left will be moved and shield from the radiation. Also in this clinical trial they use IMRT which protects the Parotid Salivary glands. He has told me that I have a 95% that I will not experience the dry mouth and swallowing problems that most do. Which means for the extra hour of being in surgery is worth it to me.
I really hope that you read up on these proceedures, and please ask your doctors what they think. I am excited after readinf all the horror stories and hope this info helps. by the way thre are all kinds of articles on these proceedures.