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UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Moores Cancer Center

University of California San Diego
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla
CA 92093

specialists in California

Emory University School of Medicine

Mercy Medical Associates

Mercy Medical Associates

411 Laurel Street #2100
Des Moines
IA 50314

specialists in Iowa

Mercy Medical Centre

Mercy Medical Centre

227 Saint Paul Place
MD 21202

specialists in Maryland

University of Maryland Medical Center

University of Maryland Medical Centre

22 South Greene Street
MD 21201

specialists in Maryland

UMass Memorial Medical Center

University of Massachusetts Medical School

55 North Lake Avenue
MA 01605

specialists in Massachusetts

Tufts Medical Centre

Tufts Medical Centre

specialists in Massachusetts

Creighton University

Creighton University

specialists in Nebraska


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

specialists in New York

Wake Forest

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

specialists in North Carolina

MD Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson Cancer Center

specialists in Texas

Washington Hospital Center

Washington Hospital Center

specialists in DC

University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

Specialists in Ohio

Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical College of Wisconsin

specialists in Wisconsin

Edward Cancer Center

Edward Cancer Centre

PMP specialists in Illinois

pseudomyxoma-survivor-usa-butttonPMP Surgeons and Specialists in the USA

There is no definition of a specialist for pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) or appendix cancer surgeons. There is, however, published research which shows that the surgery has a long learning curve – that a surgeon needs to carry out a high number of surgeries to bring down the morbidity (the issues a patient has after surgery), mortality and recurrence figures. These figures are very difficult to compare as the ‘selection’ criteria which different surgeons use will vary widely. Some surgeons may take on cases that other surgeons have considered challenging and would turn down.

We are all unique, we have varying pathology and spread of disease before we become surgical candidates and all of this should be considered before selecting a specialist. It is also important to consider the whole team at a facility – the pain management, pharmacology, nutritionalists, physical therapists, the nursing staff and so on and their experience in working with PMP patients.

Our list of surgeons, specialists and treatment centres across the United States only includes those who have demonstrated experience in treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). Pseudomyxoma Survivor does not endorse particular surgeons or specialists. Profiles are provided by the specialists themselves.

Please note: this list is currently under revision. Please contact us if you require details for a state or a centre that we don’t currently have listed.

By State:

  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington, DC
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Why you should see a PMP specialist

I can’t say it enough… are you dealing with a PMP specialist? If not, I would say you must.

They are the ones that have seen this stuff and the weird things it does. They can give better ideas as to what to do.
In my case, waiting seemed the best option at the time but with the specialist’s input, I chose to go ahead and now, even with the debt, the new body norms and everything, I am sooooo glad I followed his advice! He would have told me to watch and wait if in his experience there was a low risk. And I would have done it.

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I had shortness of breath and my sides ached

I was experiencing shortness of breath and my sides ached when walking around, nothing specific. I had an ultrasound which showed a large tumor which was confirmed by MRI. I had surgery at my local hospital to remove a tumor the size of a football and my diagnosis of pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) was confirmed.

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Don't see your details listed?

If you are a PMP specialist and your details aren’t listed, let us know.

*Please note, Pseudomyxoma Survivor does not endorse individual surgeons or specialists.