Asked by FROG1210 on Monday, January 13, 2014


    Has anyone had the HIPEC surgery? What were the side effects and recover time?

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    • barryboomer's Avatar

      Not sure what that is BUT are you doing any Nutritional Adjustments?
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      about 7 years ago
    • skw's Avatar

      My husband had HIPEC. The surgery itself depends on your Peritoneal Cancer Index -- if you have a lot of cancer in your peritoneal cavity, the surgery will be intense. My husband's PCI was low so the surgery was only 5 hours. He was in the hospital for 7 days and the recovery was a little tougher than a regular colon resection -- the heated chemo hurt his stomach more. If you are planning on having the surgery, make sure that the surgeon is well qualified. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.

      about 7 years ago
    • Joeyb's Avatar

      I just had HIPEC done in Oct. 2013. Surgery lasted around 12 hours and I ended up having a 23 day hospital stay due to several complications ( developed pneumonia ,pancreatic abcess and a infection). Recovery has proven to be very long and difficult. I've been off work since surgery and just found out that I'll be off for another 3 months.

      about 7 years ago
    • pfordeb's Avatar

      Didn't have it and not sure what it is but sounds intense from the other answers. However, if it produces better results. Might be worth it.

      about 7 years ago

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