Dec 05, 2012 - 12:25 am
I was successfully treated for a squamous cell carcinoma on the base of my tongue and tonsil wall (stage III) in 2009. Unfortunately in 2010 I developed osteoradionecrosis which has made the cancer and its treatment seem like a picnic in retrospect. I had about 4 inches of my lower left jaw bone resected in early September and now have a titanium plate along with a fistula in my neck. 11 weeks after the surgery, it still leaks but not as bad. I've had 30 HBO treatments since the surgery. I've been advised by my oral surgeon to have a fibula flap procedure. I'm meeting with the new surgeon for this procedure this Thursday.
If you've had this procedure, would you please provide me with some good questions to ask this surgeon? I've done a lot of reading and I know that all surgeons are not created equal. Any advice based on your experience will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rick