Hello Out there! My name is Lynne and I and writing on behalf of my husband, I am new to this site and am looking for some kind of action or relief for my husband and best friend who is an oral cancer survivor! We heard about this great Dr. here in mayo Clinic in Phoenix after moving here from Tucson, and this Dr,… who is a ENT and Otolaryingologist, was going to perform a surgery for my husband that would help him to have teeth once again after a major surgery that took place almost 21/2 years ago. We were made to understand that this Dr. is not performing surgeries anymore because of his own health or misfortunes and were very sad to hear, because we heard that he loved his work and were feeling so secure in the notion he would be doing this surgery. I was so looking forward meeting him myself so that my Patrick can once again eat like a normal human being! This type of surgery would be costly and very maticulious, being that his lower jaw line was shaved down and partial tongue removed due to a tumor he had taken out in a hospital in Tucson. It required a 13 hour surgery. That was the second one, the first was 6 hours, I am happy to profess his health had bounced back after many issues thereafter such as getting teeth pulled before surgery in order for to make it go along easier and also radiation treatments thereafter to ensure the cancer was annihilated. All and all he is happy to be alive and can live to talk about it. But he feels not altogether yet whole with out teeth and makes life very hard to go on without teeth. It’s not like someone having their teeth pulled this was very strenuous surgery and his gums do not meet, so no solid food is able to be ingested at all. His wish is to have this surgery by finding the right Dr.. with complete credentials who can help him on his journey to become a real walking, talking, eating socializing human being with teeth once a gain. He’s had 3 years to heal and now say’s it’s too long to be without them. Can anyone out there help and suggest real ideas for us to help us looking in the right direction and have something to look forward too in the way of surgery for repair of gum tissue in order to get teeth?