Swallowing after surgery

I have GPN from throat cancer treatment; specifically, the radiation treatments. Went to a neurologist in Detroit who said if I have surgery I will have a hard time swallowing. I already have a hard time swallowing and surgery will kill the pain, but make swallowing worse. Does anyone else have GPN caused by radiation? Has anyone had serious swallowing problems after surgery?

Have you discussed this problem with your neurologist? did they give you any advice? Hopefully a member will offer some experience with this.