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Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) | Teknon Peritoneal Cancer Institute, Spain

Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) | Teknon Peritoneal Cancer Institute, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

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About the offer

Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) is a way to treat cancer by putting chemotherapy drugs directly into the peritoneal cavity, which is the space in the abdomen where the organs are. A laparoscope is used to do PIPAC. It is a thin, lit tube with a camera on the end that is put into the abdomen through a small cut. The laparoscope is connected to a machine that turns the chemotherapy drugs into a pressurized spray sprayed all over the peritoneal cavity. Cancers that spread to the peritoneal cavity, like ovarian or stomach cancer, are usually treated with PIPAC. It can be an excellent way to treat advanced cancer patients who aren't getting better with other treatments or can't have surgery because of other health problems. PIPAC is a novel procedure that allows surgeons to treat the abdominal cavity with chemotherapy in aerosol (gas) form. This procedure is performed through a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach. PIPAC treatment can often be repeated several times to maximize the anti-cancer effect. PIPAC is usually indicted in patients who are not candidates for the CRS HIPEC procedure because their tumor cannot be removed surgically. One of the benefits of PIPAC is that it can deliver high doses of chemotherapy directly to the cancer site. It may be more effective at killing cancer cells than chemotherapy delivered through the bloodstream. PIPAC may also have fewer side effects than other types of chemotherapy because the drugs go straight to the peritoneal cavity and don't travel through the rest of the body. More research is needed to determine PIPAC's long-term effectiveness and safety.

What’s included

Medical service

  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with an abdominal surgeon
  • consultation with an anesthesiologist
  • consultation with an oncologist
  • consultation with a dietitian and nutrition expert
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • blood type test (ABO, Rh)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, thyroid function tests, electrolytes, glucose, lipid panel)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • coagulation studies
  • urinalysis
  • ultrasound imaging of the abdomen
  • CT/MRI scan of the abdomen
  • histopathological specimen examination
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • chest X-ray
  • preoperative patient preparation
  • pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC)
  • postoperative care
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • general anesthesia
  • hospitalization
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations
Distant service
  • follow-up consultations for the post-treatment period

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Airport transfer
Single room
Companion hospitalization
Hospital meals
Personal coordinator


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Meet the provider

Dr. Domenico Sabia

general surgery, peritoneal oncology, HIPEC and PIPAC surgery


Why to choose us?

Specialized Peritoneal Cancer Institute
The Peritoneal Cancer Institute operates at the clinical base of the Teknon Medical Centre, one of the largest multidisciplinary hospitals in Spain, which allows the patient to receive any necessary medical care and provide the care and supervision needed in the postoperative period. The hospital regularly undergoes international certification and has been certified by Joint Commission International seven times, guaranteeing high quality and safety for medical services.
Experience in numbers
We are a high-volume dedicated center performing 3 Cytoreductive Surgeries with HIPEC procedures weekly. More than 170 patients per year receive advanced comprehensive cancer treatment, including cytoreductive surgery, HIPEC, PIPAC (pressurized intraperitoneal aerosolized chemotherapy), and systemic oncologic therapy.


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Carrer de Vilana, 12, 08022 Barcelona Spain


How is PIPAC different from HIPEC?

The indications and techniques for the PIPAC technique are entirely different from CRS HIPEC. PIPAC is generally recommended in patients who are not candidates for CRS HIPEC. PIPAC patients are treated with intraperitoneal chemotherapy, but the tumor deposits are not surgically removed. During PIPAC, the chemotherapy drug is administered into the abdominal cavity as an aerosol, in contrast to HIPEC, when the drug is administered in the form of a liquid.

What are the indications for using PIPAC?

PIPAC is less toxic than HIPEC and is used when cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC cannot be performed due to disease progression or the patient's condition.

What surgical approach is being used for PIPAC?

PIPAC is administered using a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach.

How long does the procedure take?

Compared to CRS, the procedure is much faster and takes 1 - 1.5 hours.

How long is the hospital stay?

Due to the intervention's characteristics and the use of a minimally invasive approach, the patient’s recovery is much faster, and the hospitalization typically lasts 1-2 days in a regular ward.

Do I need to follow a diet before and after treatment?

Yes, a high-calorie, high-protein diet is recommended in preparation for surgery to prepare the body for the post-op period and faster recovery. Depending on the extent and condition of the operation, an individual diet will be compiled for the patient in the postoperative period.

Do I need to stop taking drugs or other medicines before surgery?

Yes, it is recommended that chemotherapy be stopped approximately 2 weeks before PIPAC. Your surgeons will determine the exact duration and coordinate with your oncologist. It may also be necessary to stop other drugs before surgery, such as anticoagulants.

How is the follow-up management and control of the disease carried out?

Usually, follow-up diagnostics are carried out every 3-6 months: computed tomography (CT), laboratory tests, and physical exams. The follow-up schedule is coordinated with the patient’s referring physicians. You should consult your doctor if your condition changes between the scheduled follow-up appointments.

What is the cost?

The total price for Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) | Teknon Peritoneal Cancer Institute, Spain is €20,000. However, it can vary from the specifics of each case. Get in touch to get an individual estimate.

What is the rating of the offer?

Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) | Teknon Peritoneal Cancer Institute, Spain is rated as 9.90 by AiroMedical.

Who is offering a deal?

The provider is Dr. Domenico Sabia.

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 3 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible only for adults.

Can I customize the content of the offer?

Yes, the components of the deal can be changed. Get in touch with a vendor to create a personalized proposal.

Does the offer include extra services?

Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) | Teknon Peritoneal Cancer Institute, Spain has 21 add-ons and unique AiroCare services for AiroMedical users.

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