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Cytoreductive Surgery and Hypothermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Mucinous Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract – Joseph Kim, MD
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Cytoreductive Surgery and Hypothermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Mucinous Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract – Joseph Kim, MD

Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Abstract The peritoneal cavity is the largest potential space in the body. With its own lymphatic system and vascularization, it is critical to appreciate the biology of the peritoneum to better understand how disease may spread. For example, benign or low-grade...

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Mercy Medical Center’s HIPEC Program Exceeds Standards, Positions Mercy as National Leader in Field

Newswise — Drs. Armando Sardi, Vadim Gushchin, and Kurtis Campbell of the Surgical Oncology Department at Mercy Medical Center are widely regarded for their training and skills in utilizing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat advanced stages of abdominal cancer (peritoneal surface malignancies). New findings by a prestigious organization of clinicians adds to this reputation, placing Mercy’s program among the nation’s...

Dena’s Story
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Dena’s Story

Dena Svoboda, 56, never expected a bad case of acid reflux would turn out to be cancer. “I thought it was a gallbladder issue, but it wasn’t,” said Dena, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio. “It ended up being a 25-pound tumor.” Dena was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had surgery at Cleveland Clinic to remove the...