The hospital is the first private medical institution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to offer this type of innovative treatment that combines cancer surgery and chemotherapy, and is one of the most powerful cancer treatments in its advanced degrees.
Heat chemotherapy is used in the treatment of cancers that have started spreading along the inner membrane that covers the abdominal cavity, or an extension from the internal organs in the abdomen to the peritoneum such as the appendix, colon, stomach and ovaries, while the medical procedure is divided into two stages, cell removal surgery and treatment The Hot Chemist.
Dr. Ihab Saad, Medical Director and Head of the Department of Surgery and Oncology at the Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah, said: “The Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah is proud to be the first private hospital to offer thermal heating chemotherapy (HIPEC) In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as one of the most important, innovative and effective treatments in cases of spread of cancer around the abdomen, we are very proud of this historic achievement, which confirms once again the commitment of Saudi German Hospitals to provide high-quality health services that care for patients and preserve their health.
Dr. Ihab explained that the treatment differs from chemotherapy that is done through the bloodstream, as doctors insert the catheter into the abdominal cavity, and place it directly on the cancer cells so that they are hot and concentrated, and the solution begins to flow through the machine, which forms a heating element that raises the temperature of the solution to 42 degrees Celsius, provided that the cavity is subsequently rinsed with a saline solution before removing the catheter and closing the incision, and this entire surgery takes between 6-8 hours, while the recovery time takes several months, during which patients are recommended to stay active and eat a useful and good diet, and the patients after that enjoy a life Free from disease and reduce mortality.
Saudi German Hospitals Group is committed to improving healthcare standards in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and relieving people’s suffering in line with the group’s goals.
The ability of the Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah to provide thermal heating chemotherapy (HIPEC), In line with the ongoing efforts to expand the range of cancer treatments and other rare medical conditions.
It is noteworthy that Saudi German Hospitals are fully equipped with the latest medical technologies and under the management of a group of experts in the world of medicine and highly experienced professionals to lead the march of medical development and alleviate the suffering of patients.
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