Last summer, 72-year-old Robert Bochat was carrying a heavy piece of furniture out of his house when...
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for appendix cancer one potential option for advanced-stage appendix cancer.
Before patients receive HIPEC treatment, doctors perform cytoreductive surgery to remove visible tumors within the abdomen. Cytoreductive surgery is accomplished using various surgical techniques. Once as many tumors as possible have been removed, the heated, sterilized chemotherapy solution is delivered to the abdomen to penetrate and destroy remaining cancer cells. The solution is 41 to 42 degrees Celsius, about the temperature of a warm bath. It’s circulated throughout the abdomen for approximately 1 ½ hours. The solution is then drained from the abdomen and the incision is closed.
HIPEC is a treatment option for people who have advanced surface spread of cancer within the abdomen, without disease involvement outside of the abdomen.
Covid-19 HIPEC Story featuring Dr. Richard Berri
Lincoln Mom Faces Rare Form of Appendix Cancer - Nebraska Medicine
Dr. Fabian Johnston
Ann, Appendix Cancer Survivor
Sue, Appendix Cancer Survivor
Charles, Appendix Cancer Survivor
Joellen, Appendix Cancer Survivor
Dr. Richard Berri unique cancer treatment
Joanne, Unique Heated Chemotherapy Treatment
Dr. Arrese, Abdominal Cancer
Dr. Evan Ong discusses the treatment of abdominal cancers
Danielle Liss: Patient Experience
Dina - Mother of 3
Cancer Treatment Featured on The Good Doctor
Bringing Hipec Treatment to New Orleans - Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich
Minds of Medicine: A New Approach for Rare Cancers
Shelley"s Story: Mucinous Neoplasm of the Appendix
Christine"s HIPEC story of hope
New chemo treatment helps remove abdominal cancers
Celebrating Life After a Fight with Cancer
New Procedure Offers Hope to Treat Advanced Abdominal Cancer
Schedule a Conversation with a Surgeon
Would you like to browse our full surgeon database and locate a Surgical Oncologist/Gynecological Oncologist in your area?
In October 2018, Amy Short-Ashworth prepared for an advanced cancer procedure involving both surgery and chemotherapy...
Tauna Langridge, was treated with HIPEC during surgery to treat Appendix Cancer. She is a Patient of Dr. Evan Ong of...
“Dr. Onesti instilled confidence from the minute I met her,” said Thies. “She is smart as a whip, and she is pretty inside and out and good at what she does. She explained what I needed to have done in a way that I could understand.”
“For patients like Karen, who have low-grade mucinous tumors of the appendix, we now have HIPEC,” said Onesti.