Dr. Charles Conway

How to Contact Dr. Charles Conway

Specializes in peritoneal surface malignancies, complex oncologic surgeries
Oshsner Cancer Institute
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
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Educational Background

Dr. Charles Conway graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit and fulfilled his residency at the same university and the Detroit Medical Center. The John Wayne Cancer Institute in California is where Dr. Conway earned his fellowship in surgical oncology. He completed his certification in general surgery from the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Conway is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American College of Surgeons.

The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center

Many patients seek treatment from the top mesothelioma experts at the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, where Dr. Charles Conway is a surgical oncologist. He has extensive knowledge of surgical therapies for a broad range of abdominal cancers, and has an extraordinary reputation in treating patients diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma. Dr. Conway also performs exceptional surgical treatment procedures for cancers other than mesothelioma, including cancers of the liver, stomach, bowel, pancreas, and esophagus.

Dr. Conway also works with world-renowned thoracic surgery expert Dr. Rodney Landreneau at the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center. Just a short time ago, Dr. Landreneau performed Louisiana’s first surgical debulking procedure with hyperthermic chemotherapy, a pioneering multimodal treatment for pleural mesothelioma. Dr. Conway also has set groundbreaking surgical milestones in Louisiana, including in 2013, when he performed the first totally robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy. This robotic surgery approach surgery utilizes smaller incisions than traditional larger abdominal incisions, shortening the recovery time for patients.

Dr. Charles Conway and Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is directly caused by inhaling microscopic toxic asbestos fibers. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used for a majority of the 20th century in the military, construction industry, shipbuilding, and manufacturing.

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare but extremely multifarious cancer. It is imperative that a patient searches for a top facility where mesothelioma experts have not only the knowledge needed to treat it effectively, but also the experience. Every year in the United States there are an estimated 3,000 mesothelioma cases diagnosed. Only about 20 percent of those cases are peritoneal, a cancer that can multiply across the lining of the abdominal cavity and join the nearby organs.

Another reason to find a treatment center with experience in treating peritoneal mesothelioma is that the spread of the disease to other organs may lead to organ removal. Dr. Conway is an expert in dealing with complex abdominal operations, resulting in regularly positive outcomes and few complications.

Dr. Charles Conway has been successful treating many peritoneal patients with a multimodal approach that includes cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. This surgical approach effectively removes all discernible signs of the cancer cells or tumor, followed by a heated chemotherapy solution treatment. This solution is pumped into the abdomen, and then dispersed for 90 minutes before being drained. Dr. Conway has many positive results proving that the heated chemotherapy bath can reach the microscopic cells that sometimes cannot be removed during the surgery.