Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is aprocedure where a chemotherapy solution is heated and delivered directly to the abdominal cavity during surgery.The term “Intraperitoneal” means that the treatment is delivered to the abdominal cavity. The term “Hyperthermic Chemotherapy” means that the solution containing chemotherapy is heated to a temperature greater than normal body temperature.
Before patients receive HIPEC treatment, the surgeon reduces or debulks the size of a tumor within the abdomen.This is known as Cyto Reductive Surgery [CRS]. When the maximum number of tumours have been removed, a heated, sterilized chemotherapy solution is delivered to the abdomen to penetrate and destroy any remaining cancer cells. The solution is heated to the temperature of a warm bath approximately up to 41-42 degree Celsius [between 105 and 109 F]. It is then circulated throughout the abdomen for approximately 90 minutes. The solution is then drained from the abdomen, and the incision is closed. Read More...
This is a treatment option for people who have advanced spread of cancer within the abdomen, but no cancer outside the abdomen.
The entire procedure on the whole is a major surgical undertaking and the surgery takes place over a time frame of 8 to 10 hours.
HIPEC is indicated in Cancers such as:
This is a peculiar disease where the abdomen is filled with jelly like material which is produced by a cancer of the appendix or ovary which has ruptured.The belly swells up and there is extreme discomfort and difficulty in eating and digesting food and disturbances in emptying the bowel as well. The treatment of choice is surgery to remove the origin of the disease as well as all affected organs, which might include parts of the large or small intestine, stomach and uterus and ovaries. This is followed by HIPEC. This is one of the cancers where HIPEC has a very high rate of success. Read More...
Also, in case of extensive spread of the disease detected before or during surgery, ask the doctor about the option of PIPAC (Pressurized Intra Peritoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy).
We perform HIPEC frequently for patients from all over India, the Middle east, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Our outcomes are excellent and in line with accepted world standards.