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Dr. Sardi
Left to Right: Drs. Teresa Diaz-Montes, Vadim Gushchin, Kurtis Campbell, and Armando Sardi

Armando Sardi, M.D., Director of the Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center and his colleagues, Dr. Vadim Gushchin and Dr. Kurtis Campbell, are among a finite group of surgical oncologists in the United States considered experts in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis using heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy, known as HIPEC. For many patients, this surgery is the only chance of long-term survival; however, there is a lack of awareness about the disease and patients are often misdiagnosed and do not receive the most appropriate treatment.


Our Mission:

  • To provide exceptional clinical care for patients with advanced abdominal cancers through compassionate, individualized treatment from a multi-disciplinary team of specialized physicians and staff dedicated to improving patient quality of life and survival.
  • To increase awareness and the appropriate medical management of peritoneal surface malignancies through education and research.
  • To cultivate an atmosphere of hope and healing for patients and their families from diagnosis through survivorship.


To learn more about research trials supported by Heat It To Beat It at Mercy Medical Center, please click here.

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