The other thing you should consider is the type of care you will receive after surgery. The deciding factor for me when my husband had surgery was that he would be on a head and neck floor with nurses who were very experienced with these types of surgeries and that all of the staff were used to working with patients on a regular basis who could not talk. When my husband pressed the call button, the desk staff sent someone in whether he answered or not. I don’t know whether a general surgical floor would know to do that.


Husband DX’d 1/17/19 with SCC on lower left gum
Mandibulectomy 2/28/19