Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosolized Chemotherapy (PIPAC)

Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy, PIPAC, is a cutting-edge treatment technique that uses advanced technology to administer chemotherapy in the form of a pressurized aerosol, or spray. Generally, chemotherapy is a liquid medicine that is injected or infused into a vein through systemic treatments.

PIPAC is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is administered in less than an hour. A tube called a trochar is inserted inside the abdomen to help guide a camera, or laparoscope, and other surgical tools for the procedure.

During PIPAC, the doctor injects the medication into the abdomen through a CapnoPen which is a nebulizer - a machine that turns liquid medicine into a fine mist. This special technology is specifically imported from Germany. The medication has the capability to go deeper into the body, needing only a few minutes to begin its work.

  • PIPAC is a safe procedure that can be applicable to most patients.
  • PIPAC can improve your quality of life by easing symptoms of pain and swelling in a short period of time.
  • Fewer side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and hair loss, than with regular chemotherapy.

PIPAC is most often used for end-stage peritoneal carcinomatosis or cancer on the peritoneal surface. It may also help if tumors in the ovaries, stomach, pancreas, liver, or appendix spread to your abdomen. It has fewer side effects than regular chemotherapy or HIPEC and known complications are rare.

Dr Venkat, with decades of experience in the oncological field, has a niche speciality in managing gynaecological and peritoneal surface malignancies, and intra-peritoneal chemotherapy techniques such as PIPAC are his special area of interest. With his vast experience, he has managed several Supra-Major complex cases with good outcomes.

Veritas Cancer Care is also one of the few cancer teams in Chennai to use Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosolized Chemotherapy (PIPAC) for cancer treatment in Chennai. Headed by Dr Venkat P, our team of surgical oncologists guarantee you will receive prompt care and treatment.

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