Heated Introperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been performed in a VA hospital for the first time thanks to the pioneering of thoracic surgeon, Dr. Abraham Lebenthal. Lebenthal has been lobbying for HIPEC to be offered in VA hospital for years. Typically, HIPEC is only offered at private hospitals so veterans must go outside of their insurance coverage to receive HIPEC treatments.
HIPEC involves injecting heated chemotherapy into the abdomen of those suffering from peritoneal mesothelioma. The heated chemotherapy is supposed to be more effective than traditional chemotherapy treatments and shows those treated living longer than those with regular chemotherapy.
Dr. Lebenthal and many other physicians are excited about the prospect of veterans being able to seek heated chemotherapy treatments while remaining “in-network” and, thus, avoiding huge fees.
Mesothelioma is a terminal form of cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Asbestos has been used in multiple industries for over a century because of its incredible ability to withstand heat.
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