Once performed only several times a year, the St George Peritonectomy unit now performs highly specialised surgery of the peritoneum (abdominal linig) nearly every day of the week.
“It has been a really interesting 20 years in that we have kind of taken something that everybody thought was crazy, and now we cure half of the patients in many of the types of tumours that we treat,” Professor Morris.
Professor Morris also works closely with a research team to develop drugs, some of which have already been implemented in patient treatment. The St George Peritonectomy unit have a strong working relationship with Saudi Arabia and often train surgeons from there, in Australia.
Since the 1990s the team has performed thousands of peritonectomy surgeries and continue to develop their medical practices for patients suffering from complex cancer.