Keys to Building a Successful Hyperthermic Interperitoneal ProgramThermoChem HT-2000 Device with Disposable Kit

  Institutional Support 

► Support from Hospital Administration

► Knowledge of billing and coding issues

► Support from a Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Oncology
  • Anesthesia
  • Nursing
  • Critical Care (ICU)
  • Operating Room Staff
  • Pharmacy

Commitment of OR and Anesthesia Staff

► Dedicated Staff to insure consistency from case to case

  • Nurse Circulator
  • Scrub Nurse

► Perfusion Team knowledgeable in use of equipment

► Equipment is easy to use and easy to document

► Anesthesia 

Patient Selection Criteria

► Involvement from Medical Oncologists / Primary Care Physician

► Cooperation from surgical colleagues (performing previous surgeries)

  • Gynecological oncologists
  • Colo-rectal surgeons
  • General Surgeons

Cancers Treated

► Pseudomyxoma Peritonei - A build-up of mucus in the peritoneal cavity

► Ovarian Carcinoma – Cancer that forms in the tissue of the ovaryPeritoneum and Pleura

► Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of Appendix - A type of cancer that begins in cells that line the appendix and produces mucin

► Gastric Carcinoma – Cancer that forms in tissues lining the stomach

► Colorectal Carcinoma – Cancer that forms in the colon

► Mesothelioma - A benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumor affecting the lining of the chest or abdomen

► Low-Grade Sarcoma - Sarcoma is a cancer of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue

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