Beebe Healthcare is a HIPEC Center
Beebe Healthcare’s Surgical Oncology Department offers Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC).
HIPEC is an advanced procedure provided in an operating room by a team of highly skilled surgeons. It is considered as an option when cancer has spread into the abdomen, such as in the cases of advanced colon, ovarian and appendiceal cancers.
Beebe Healthcare is proud to provide this advanced cancer treatment. The HIPEC team at Beebe is available to provide information to any physician wishing to refer a patient for this procedure and facilitate referral for patients that may benefit.
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HIPEC at Beebe Medical Center
What is HIPEC?
HIPEC, or heated intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy, it is a long procedure that starts with cytoreductive surgery, which is an operation to remove any visible cancer. Then, the heated chemotherapy drug was infused into the abdominal cavity, and circulated for as long as two hours. The HIPEC procedure is designed to destroy any remaining cancer cells directly, and allows for minimal exposure to the rest of the body and fewer side effects.