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Gynecological Oncologists also go through extensive training and specialize in treating gynecological cancers including ovarian cancer. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology in 2014 there were 921 Gynecological Oncologists in the United States.
Because cytoreductive surgery + HIPEC are major procedures that are not without risk, this procedure is only for candidate patients. Things which are considered are overall patient health as well as the size of the tumors and can a complete cytoreduction be achievable. A surgical oncologist or gynecological oncologist that specializes in cytoreductive surgery+ HIPEC can help determine if this treatment option is right for you.