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In June 2022, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center became the first hospital in the Baton Rouge region to perform hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat cancer of the abdomen. Mohammad Al Efishat, MD, a surgical oncologist at Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute, successfully performed the procedure on a patient with advanced appendix tumor that has spread inside the abdomen who otherwise would not have found success with traditional chemotherapy.

Learn more about the HIPEC procedure and how this game-changing technology can help cancer patients:

Information sourced from the American Cancer Society and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy