Cleveland Clinic - Weston Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Weston, FL 33331
HIPEC at Cleveland Clinic - Weston Florida
HIPEC is a powerful tool that utilizes regional infusion of heated chemotherapy to fight cancer directly in the abdomen in combination with cytoreductive surgery, Dr. Chalikonda explains. Lower exposure to systemic chemotherapy side effects and prolonged survival (for some patients, according to early data) are among the advantages.
“The partnership with Cleveland Clinic main campus will allow patients and physicians to be confident that complex patients in Florida are going to get the exact same level of care they get at our main campus,” Dr. Chalikonda says.
Since HIPEC isn’t widely available in Florida, Dr. Simpfendorfer notes, many patients were opting to go up to Cleveland Clinic main campus, which was the first FDA-approved program in Ohio and remains one of few programs in the country offering the technology.
The extension of HIPEC to Florida was, therefore, natural – as was the collaboration between Drs. Chalikonda and Dr. Simpfendorfer, who trained together as residents.