Dr. George Salti
Dr. George Salti
Director of Surgical Oncology
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Dr. Salti is the Director of Surgical Oncology and Associate Professor of Surgery for Edward-Elmhurst Health System.
Dr. Salti uses advanced surgical techniques to treat melanoma, sarcoma, breast cancer, gastrointestinal and esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, hepatobiliary cancer and endocrine tumors.
In addition, Dr. Salti has developed a special interest in – and is one of only a few surgeons in Illinois and the country – treating late stage abdominal cancers with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, also known as HIPEC. Only 1,300-1,500 of the procedures are performed annually in the U.S.
HIPEC is done in conjunction with surgery to remove cancerous tumors. With HIPEC, the abdominal cavity is bathed with a heated chemotherapy solution for 90 minutes to attack any remaining cancer cells. According to Dr. Salti, HIPEC is most commonly applied to cancers of the appendix and colon, but also is used in some cases of ovarian, stomach and peritoneal cancers.
“HIPEC may provide relief of symptoms, and it has improved the survival rate for some cancers,” says Dr. Salti. “It doubles the survival rate for certain colon cancer patients compared to use of the latest standard chemotherapy. And for patients with malignant growths known as pseudomyxoma peritonei, HIPEC can add up to 20 years to their life expectancy.”
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To have a conversation about the HIPEC procedure you do not need a referral from a doctor. There is no charge for an initial conversation.
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Phone: 630 646-6020