Education and Expertise
Dr. W. Charles Conway earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He also completed his general surgery residency at Wayne State. He completed his surgical oncology fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute.
He currently practices at the Foothills Surgery Center at Sansum Clinic and at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center in Santa Barbara. His special areas of interest include cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma.
With his surgical expertise and his team of specialists, Dr. W. Charles Conway is able to provide top-notch care to his patients with peritoneal mesothelioma.
Dr. Conway is specialized in treating peritoneal mesothelioma with HIPEC. HIPEC is preceded by cytoreductive surgery to remove all visible tumors from the abdominal lining. HIPEC then bathes the abdominal organs in chemotherapy, killing any residual microscopic tumors. Dr. Conway performs HIPEC because, in comparison to intravenous chemotherapy, it generally has fewer side effects, is more effective, and can significantly extend an individual’s survival.
Dr. Conway also performs minimally invasive robotic surgery to treat mesothelioma. He prefers this technique over more aggressive surgical techniques because it has fewer risks, is less invasive, and has a shorter recovery time.
Dr. Conway works in close conjunction with a multidisciplinary team, including other surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. With his expertise and his team of specialists, Dr. Conway is able to provide top-notch care to his patients with peritoneal mesothelioma.