The patients are followed up by their treatment team, including their oncologists and surgeon, subsequent to the HIPEC treatment.
Sometimes, no further chemotherapy is needed after HIPEC.
Furthermore, a laparoscopic approach to deliver HIPEC has been used at Sheba Medical Center under the initiative of Prof. Mordechai Gutman, the Director of Surgery Department B. Laparoscopic surgeries are minimally invasive and generally require less recovery time than conventional, open surgeries.
In laparoscopic HIPEC, tiny port incisions are made to introduce a camera and instruments into the abdominal cavity, rather than using a long incision as in an open procedure. These patients require no surgical drains and are typically able to leave the hospital after just a few days.