Peritoneal Malignancies Treatment and Surgery
Cancer can spread through the body via different routes. In some patients with cancer, the tumor spreads into the abdominal cavity, also called the peritoneal cavity, and this condition is known as carcinomatosis. Cancers which are often associated with carcinomatosis include colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, gastric cancer, appendiceal tumors, and peritoneal mesothelioma.
In patients with carcinomatosis, intravenous chemotherapy alone may not be the most effective treatment. In carefully selected individuals, a combination of chemotherapy as well as cytoreductive surgery with heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy, also known as HIPEC, may offer a better outcome. Mount Sinai Health System has one of the largest HIPEC centers in the nation. Our surgeons have extensive experience evaluating and treating patient with peritoneal malignancies.
Surgical treatments for the peritoneal malignancies are carefully tailored to meet each patient's individual case.
- Cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC): Our team of surgical oncologists work together closely to perform the procedures necessary for optimal cytoreduction. This may include a bowel resection, splenectomy, and/or removal of the peritoneal lining. Once the tumor sites have been excised, heated chemotherapy is infused in order to target any remaining cancer nodules.
- Laparoscopic HIPEC: Mount Sinai Hospital is at the forefront of treatment for peritoneal malignancies. In certain cases, we are able to offer laparoscopic HIPEC, which allows patients all the benefits of minimally invasive surgery.
Mount Sinai Surgical Associates
Division of Surgical Oncology
1470 Madison Ave, 3rd Fl
New York, NY 10029
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