At Quénet Torrent Institute we offer surgical treatments based on the criteria of maximum specialization and clinical excellence, applying the most advanced technologies for the surgical treatment of cancer.

For the surgical approach of the cancer, various surgical techniques are practiced and, although involving standardized procedures, the choice is always determined by a good diagnosis of the disease and the prognosis of the patient. It is for this reason that we form multidisciplinary committees in which all the specialists that accompany the patient participate, in making treatment decisions.

This allows us to ensure that the best treatment is applied to each patient and is always based on two fundamental principles that govern our medical practice: to improve survival and preserve the quality of life of our patients.

Furthermore, in some patients, as a supplement to the surgery, we combine treatments of local chemotherapy and/or intraoperative radiotherapy that increase the effectiveness of surgery. 

Laura Cusí Pujol

Surgical techniques

At Quénet Torrent Institute we practice, with a high level of specialization and excellence, all the existing surgical techniques that are indicated for the surgical approach of any type of tumour: gynaecologic, appendicular, hepatic, pancreatic or peritoneal.

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Chemotherapy techniques

The purpose of chemotherapy is to destroy the proliferation of cancerous cells, as it acts in the organism as an inhibitor of cellular activity. Currently work is being done in the field of personalized therapies and the treatments aimed at therapeutic targets, to, in this way, reduce their toxicity and secondary effects.

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Intraoperative radiotherapy

Quénet Torrent Institute is one of the Multidisciplinary Surgical Teams that uses intraoperative radiotherapy (IOR) in Spain in collaboration with the IMOR centre. It consists of the direct administration on the tumour bed of a dose of radiotherapy (in this case, photons), in a precise and localized manner. One of the advantages it offers is that it is done right after the removal of the tumour during the surgical procedure.

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HIPEC (Cytoreductive surgery with Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy) combines in a single surgical procedure the cytoreductive surgery (the surgical removal of all the peritoneal surfaces affected by the tumour), with the administration of a dose of hot chemotherapy.

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PIPAC (Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy) is a technique that consists of making two small incisions in the abdominal wall and with a laparoscopic nebulizer, sprinkling chemotherapy in the form of “fine rain” directly on the zone affected by the tumour.

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