Cancer Care

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology

Cancer Care

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology Program at OhioHealth

Advanced expertise in gastrointestinal cancer treatment

Our fellowship-trained surgical oncologists work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to provide the most advanced procedures and treatment plans for gastrointestinal cancer.

Get in touch with a cancer specialist who can answer your questions and connect you to our cancer physicians, programs and services. Contact OhioHealth CancerCall Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM at (800) 752-9119.

What we treat

Our multidisciplinary team of gastrointestinal cancer expert work together to provide comprehensive treatment options for a variety of common and complex conditions.

  • Esophagus
  • Gallbladder
  • Liver and bile duct
  • Liver metastases
  • Pancreas
  • Peritoneal carcinoma
  • Rare tumors
  • Stomach

Diagnostics and Procedures

Committed to finding the right care for you, our gastrointestinal cancer experts diagnose disease, manage its symptoms and minimize long-term effects. Some diagnostic tests and treatments can even be provided in-office. Our procedures include:

  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • Surgical oncology techniques like the Whipple procedure
  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)

More about HIPEC therapy

OhioHealth performs the most hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) procedures in central Ohio. Also referred to as “hot chemo bath,” this procedure is used to treat cancer in the abdomen.

How does the procedure work?

While most chemotherapy is done intravenously, HIPEC puts heated chemotherapy directly into the abdominal cavity after the surgeon has removed the cancer to help kill tumor cells.

Does it impact the rest of the body?

HIPEC improves drug absorption and effect with minimal exposure to the rest of the body.

What are its unique benefits?

HIPEC is a single chemotherapy treatment done in the operating room versus typical intravenous chemotherapy that requires multiple treatments. 90% of the chemotherapy drug stays within the abdominal cavity, making it less toxic for the patient. HIPEC also allows a more intense dose of chemotherapy to be delivered.