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What is HIPEC?

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an advanced targeted cancer procedure where highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy is delivered directly to the abdomen during surgery. In this, unlike traditional chemotherapy, HIPEC delivers high-dose chemotherapy directly to cancer cells in the abdomen. It reduces the rest of the body’s exposure to the chemotherapy and its subsequent side effects. It also improves the overall survival rate of among the selected, advance stage cancer patients.

Who needs HIPEC?

HIPEC can be given to a very selected group of patients who have abdominal cancers, which is contained within the abdominal cavity itself and has not spread elsewhere through blood or lymphatic system. Such types of cancers hat have originated in or spread to the abdominal cavity are:
Peritoneal mesothelioma
Ovarian cancer
Appendiceal cancer
Pseudomyxoma peritonei
Colorectal malignancy
Some of Pancreatic and Gastric cancers

What to expect before HIPEC?

HIPEC is usually performed immediately after a cytoreductive surgery. During this surgery, Dr. Monika will to remove visible cancer within the abdomen. The procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia.

What happens during HIPEC?

Once all the tumors are removed, the sterilized and high-dose chemotherapy solution (heated at a temperature between 41-43 degrees celsius) is circulated inside the abdomen for approximately 1½ hours to penetrate and destroy remaining cancer cells. Later, the solution is emptied from the abdomen and incision is closed.

What to expect after HIPEC?

Cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC lasts 8-14 hours, depending on the extent of cancer. Patients typically stay in the hospital for 10-12 days following surgery. The patient might feel fatigue for 2-3 months post-surgery. Therefore, patient is advised to get rest during this period with mild activities like getting up and moving around. This will help patient combat fatigue and prevent possible post-surgery complications. A dietitian will evaluate the patient’s nutritional status both before and after surgery to ensure their caloric needs are being met. Patients will have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Monika approximately 1-2 weeks after hospital discharge.

Book Appointments at an Area Near You

Dr. Monika Pansari conducts consultation at Bannerghatta Road and Koramangla as listed below.
Note: Dr Monika Pansari will be available for consulting at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore from 15 Jan 2024. She will no longer be available at Gleneagles Global Hospital.

Fortis Hospitals

154/9, Bannerghatta Rd, opposite IIM-B, Sahyadri Layout, Panduranga Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076
Mon - Sat   : 1 pm to 4 pm
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Acura Speciality Hospital

No. 105, 5th Block, 17th C Main Road, KHB Colony , Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095
Mon - Sat   : 6 pm to 7 pm
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Our Happy Patient

Dr Monika is awesome!! Not only is she an excellent surgeon but most importantly to us as patient and caregiver, she has been warm, empathetic, and very supportive. She has always made time to answer our questions and been encouraging throughout my wife's cancer journey. We are very grateful to her.
Ajay Nangalia
My mom was suffering with endometric carcinoma. Dr Monica guided us with a right treatment and operated my moms surgery successfully. She was available to answer our queries after the surgey as well. She was sweet and helped us curing the disease. Really happy with the service.
Neelufar N.S

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This website is built with intention of providing basic details about the various diseases. The contents of the website is not meant to replace an in-person consultation. Please follow the advise of your doctor via in-person consultation. This website will not assume any legal responsibility for the patient’s medical condition.
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