Is HIPEC experimental?

No, HIPEC has been FDA approved for over a decade.  The drug heating and circulating pump that is used in HIPEC is called the “ThermoChem-HT System” and is made by a company called ThermaSolutions.  This device received FDA clearance in December 1999.

HIPEC is performed at major cancer centers all over the United States and across the world.  However, it is not offered at all hospitals because it requires special training and expertise.