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Dr. Mecker Moller

Dr. Mecker Moller

Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Mecker Moller is a surgical oncologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, where she performed South Florida’s first cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy combination procedure.

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About Mecker Moller

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  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma icon

    Peritoneal Mesothelioma

  • Heated Chemotherapy icon

    Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

  • Board Certified icon

    Board Certified in Surgery

Get to Know Dr. Mecker Moller

Dr. Mecker Moller has experience in treating many types of abdominal malignancies, including peritoneal mesothelioma, which is caused by an exposure to asbestos fibers.

She has played a major role in mesothelioma treatment advances by mastering the combination of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

HIPEC involves circulating a heated, high-dose chemotherapy solution throughout the abdominal cavity for up to 90 minutes immediately following the surgery.

The intent is to kill any microscopic tumor cells that evaded the surgeon. Keeping chemotherapy drugs in the abdominal cavity, then draining them in the operating room, allows doctors to use higher-than-normal dosage levels without causing serious side effects.

Moller has used the procedure successfully for colon, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract and ovarian cancers, along with several other types.

Specialties of Dr. Mecker Moller

  • Peritoneal mesothelioma

  • Colon cancer

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Appendiceal cancer

  • Gastrointestinal disease

  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)

  • Cytoreductive surgery

Dr. Mecker Moller’s Experience and Medical Education

  • University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • University of Miami School of Medicine (Associate professor of surgery)

  • Moffitt Cancer Center/University of South Florida (Fellowship)

  • Michigan State University Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center (Residency)

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Nicaragua, Leon (MD)

Awards and Other Recognitions

  • Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program (Leader)

  • American Chemical Society (Fellows program)

  • American Board of Surgery

  • Top Doctors

Publications of Dr. Mecker Moller

  • Moller, M.G. et al. (2009). Surgical management of melanoma-in-situ using a staged marginal and central excision technique. Annals of Surgical Oncology.

  • Moller, M.G. et al. (2008). Mentoring the modern surgeon. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Moller, M.G. et al. (2008). Toxicities associated with hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion and isolated limb infusion in the treatment of melanoma and sarcoma. International Journal of Hyperthermia.

  • Moller, M.G. et al. (2007). New ways of practicing surgery: alternatives and challenges. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons.

Disclaimer: Dr. Mecker Moller has no professional affiliation with Asbestos.com.

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  1. Gonzalez, D. (2011, May 18). Hot Chemo a Hit With Cancer Patients.
    Retrieved from: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Hot-Chemo-122064779.html
  2. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. (n.d.) About Mecker Moller. Retrieved from: https://sylvester-doctors.umiamihealth.org/provider/Mecker+Moller/525248?unified=Moller&sort=networks%2Crelevance#provider-details-reviews
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Last Modified July 31, 2020

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