At Miami Cancer Institute, we specialize in advanced cancer therapies, including the latest surgery and chemotherapy treatments. By combining these treatments with our vast experience and compassionate care, we strive to improve the number of successful treatments and the lives of our patients.Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a treatment that combines surgery and chemotherapy. During the treatment, which takes place during surgery to remove tumors, the abdomen is filled with heated chemotherapy drugs to kill any leftover cancer cells.Miami Cancer Institute offers HIPEC as a treatment option for some patients. Thanks to years of research, our team has documented some of the most robust evidence of positive results in the region.
HIPEC at Miami Cancer Institute
Who benefits from HIPEC?
HIPEC is most often used to treat ovarian cancer. It may also be used to treat:
- Low-grade appendiceal cancer, or cancer of the appendix
- Colorectal cancer
HIPEC is best used when there are no tumors left in the abdomen. Your care team will only use HIPEC if they are able to remove all visible tumors during your surgery (cytoreduction)
The MCI Approach
When you come to Miami Cancer Institute for HIPEC treatment, you will receive care from cancer specialists who have years of experience treating patients with HIPEC therapy. Our team has been providing HIPEC treatment longer than any other institution in the region.
We also incorporate a collaborative team approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. This approach involves reviewing and discussing each patient’s cancer thoroughly to determine whether HIPEC is the best treatment option.
Many of our surgeons are also highly skilled in robotic surgery with HIPEC, and we are one of only a few centers in the country to offer this combination. Robotic surgery can help reduce hospital stays, cause less pain and speed up recovery. With fewer side effects and a quicker recovery, patients are able to undergo additional chemotherapy treatment faster, which can result in better outcomes.
Who are the experts on HIPEC?
Miami Cancer Institute has highly skilled specialists who have extensive experience using HIPEC treatments. Each member of your cancer team will collaborate closely to determine whether this treatment option is right for you.
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