Cancer Surgery Innovations
Cancer surgery projects in the Mayo Clinic Surgery Research Center's Innovation Accelerator program improve care and quality of life for patients with cancer. Innovators are developing novel devices to help make surgeries less invasive, therapies more convenient and less painful, and side effects less uncomfortable.
Dr. Merchea is continuously developing new and innovative devices to improve care for patients with cancer.
His pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) port allows easy access to the intraperitoneal cavity to deliver chemotherapy, reduces operative time, eliminates the need for extra procedures, and decreases patients' pain and infection rates after chemotherapy procedures.