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HIPEC- Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

HIPEC treatment in Sarjapur Road

HIPEC treatment in Sarjapur Road is a very efficient palliative therapy for patients suffering from malignant ascites or build-up of fluid within the abdomen area. The build-up of fluid is usually a side effect of having tumours that line the peritoneum. It is worth noting that one HIPEC treatment can substitute recurring visits for the treatment of paracentesis for some people. Intra-abdominal cancers are what the HIPEC procedure is best suited for. Sometimes tumours metastasize and spill into other organs and into the abdominal cavity. We depend on MRI scans and CAT scans to provide us with the distribution and location of the tumours, which can assist us in deciding if a patient qualifies for HIPEC.

What types of cancer are treated by HIPEC surgery?

HIPEC surgery can be used to treat diseases, fluid accumulation, and cancers in the abdomen. The following are the most common cancers treated with HIPEC,

  • Adrenal cancer

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Colon and rectal cancer

  • Appendix cancer

  • Gastric (stomach) cancer

  • Mesothelioma

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Liver cancer

  • Peritoneal cancer

Procedure

In this process, the surgeons first remove all the tumours visible in the abdomen. The surgery for this is called cytoreductive surgery. Some heated chemotherapy drug is then administered via the abdominal cavity of the patient after the surgery. Administering the chemo in this manner helps it go exactly where the tumour cells are located, and this avoids the risk of the typical side effects that accompany traditional chemotherapy treatments. 

Benefits of HIPEC surgery

HIPEC surgery delivers high doses of chemotherapy directly into the abdomen, which is more effective than more conventional forms of chemotherapy. This unique procedure has the potential to improve long-term outcomes and provide more treatment options for patients with inoperable or advanced-stage cancer. 

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