HIPEC Outcome Data

Our HIPEC center is one of the busiest and most experienced in the world. We perform more HIPEC surgeries than any center in the western United States. Because of our experience, our outcomes are among the very best, and we are constantly working to improve them.

Facts and figures

  • Number of HIPEC surgeries performed: Approximately 453 between August 2007 and April 2017 
    • 66% for appendix cancer
    • 21% for colorectal cancer
    • 9% for mesothelioma
    • 4% for other cancers
  • Median estimated blood loss (EBL): 150cc
  • Patients’ median peritoneal cancer index (PCI): 13
  • Median length of stay (LOS) in hospital: 10 days

Rate of complications

  • Mortality: 0.7%
  • Any complication: 61.3%
  • Severe complication: 15.4%
  • Return to OR: 3.4%
  • Bowel leak: 2.5%
  • Abscess: 6.6%
  • Wound infection: 7.0%
  • Blood clot: 2.1%
  • Ileus (delayed gastric function) of more than 7 days: 15.9%
  • Readmission (within 30 days of surgery): 16.2%

Notes: Data is from August 2007 to April 2017.

Surgical oncologist Joel Baumgartner, MD, a member of Moores Cancer Center's HIPEC team, describes the procedure.

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