Beaumont Health

3601 West 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Dr. Vandad Raofi

Transplant Surgeon
USA, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Beaumont Health
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HIPEC at Beaumont Health

What happens during HIPEC?

First, visible tumors are surgically removed. This could leave microscopic cancer cells behind that may not be visible. A heated chemotherapy solution is used to target the left-behind cancer cells. HIPEC is directly administered into the abdominal cavity through catheters. The goal of the chemotherapy is to eliminate cancer cells while preserving healthy cells. HIPEC is administered at a specific temperature range because cancer cells are killed at about 104°F while normal cells die at approximately 111.2°F.

What to expect afterwards?

Following cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC, average hospital stay is about 10 -12 days. Following discharge, our team will work to ensure the patient’s home care needs are met. While fatigue is common, it is imperative to remain active to prevent complications such as the formation of blood clots.