Paul Sugarbaker performs a type of cancer surgery named after him called the Sugarbaker procedure.The surgery will last 10 hours and involves cutting open the patient’s abdomen, removing her organs and hundreds of tumors, and then soaking her belly in chemotherapy drugs for 90 minutes.
Paul Sugarbaker prepares to perform a type of cancer surgery named after him called the Sugarbaker procedure at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the District in January. The patient is Laurie King, an emergency room physician in Roanoke who has been turned down for this surgery by Duke, Wake Forest and M.D. Anderson medical centers. Sugarbaker is taking her case. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post Buy Photo