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What is HIPEC?

Answered by: Jesus Esquivel, MD, FACS
Medical Director, International Oncology Initiatives

Video: What is HIPEC?

Dr. Jesus Esquivel, explains what hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is and why cytoreductive surgery is performed before the HIPEC procedure.

Listen to Dr. Esquivel explain the mechanics of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), a highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy treatment delivered directly to the abdomen during surgery. He describes how using surgery and chemotherapy together can increase the treatment’s effectiveness.