George Salti, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has joined the Edward Cancer Center in Naperville, Illinois. Dr. Salti will serve as the Co-Medical Director of the Edward Cancer Center and Medical Director of the Edward Hospital Surgical Oncology Program.
HIPEC an Area of Interest
Dr. Salti has a special interest in treating late-stage abdominal cancers with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, also known as HIPEC. According to Dr. Salti, HIPEC is most commonly applied to cancers of the appendix and colon, but also is used in some cases of ovarian, stomach and peritoneal cancers.
“HIPEC may provide relief of symptoms, and it has improved the survival rate for some cancers,” says Dr. Salti.
Dr. Salti was previously a surgical oncologist with University Surgical Consultants in Illinois. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed his residency in General Surgery and fellowship training in Surgical Oncology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Salti is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of a number of professional societies, including the American Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Association, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Society of Surgical Oncology.
Edward’s Cancer Care has earned Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers; Edward’s Cancer Care is recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification. ■