What are benefits of receiving HIPEC at the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network? (Ugwuji Maduekwe, MD)

Ugwuji Maduekwe, MD, surgical oncologist, talks about the Froedtert & MCW HIPEC team's expertise, as well as the team approach we take to treat your cancer. Dr. Maduekwe is part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin HIPEC team.

We have decades of experience taking care of patients with peritoneal surface malignancies and implementing HIPEC as one of the elements of the treatment of those patients. One of the benefits that has accrued to us taking care of these patients is not only are they exposed to everyone across the institution being used to the care of these patients from the nurses to the radiologists to the nutritionists. We also have a very longstanding and expert multidisciplinary tumor board at which every patient we see here who has a peritoneal surface malignancy and is eligible for HIPEC treatment is seen and evaluated, so not only do all those team members interact with patients but they're all we sit down and discuss their entire plan and review their pathology with everyone. That is one of the benefits of of receiving care at an institution like this.