No throat problem that I know of before or after surgery. Had a throat tube, but I don't think it was in for any period of time after surgery. Doctor told me that loss of taste was not unusual,but no information on the lenght of the problem.
I didn't have any problems, I just didn't want to eat for a long long time; but my husband lost his sense of taste for a couple of months, (especially sugar). His taste came back slowly but it is just fine now. The Doctor said it was normal.