A novel method of administering chemotherapy is hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion. Hyperthermic means heated. HIPEC injects hot chemotherapy drugs directly into the abdomen. HIPEC may provide new hope for individuals undergoing abdominal cancer therapy in which some advanced cancer cells have disseminated to the lining of the abdomen. Its purpose is to prevent these cells from mutating into new tumors and causing cancer to reoccur.
During HIPEC, doctors first remove any visible malignancies in the patient’s abdomen. A special machine pumps heated chemo liquid into the abdomen. Chemotherapy affects cancer cells and tumors that are too small to notice. The chemo is removed after 90 minutes.
Dr. Chintamani Godbole
Dr. Chintamani Godbole is a Gastrointestinal surgeon with a special interest in Colorectal surgery and Peritoneal surface oncology. His qualifications include MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital Mumbai. He then completed his super-specialty training as DNB (GI Surgery) from Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai.
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