Port Placement

Outpatient Surgical Procedure for Port Placement

Ports are hard plastic reservoirs with a soft silastic top that are placed beneath the skin to allow quick and easy access to a large vein. The port is positioned beneath the collarbone on the upper chest region. Using a special needle, the port can be entered through the soft top. Ports are most commonly used in patients requiring chemotherapy, but may also use in any individual with poor veins who requires frequent intravenous access. They are placed in an operating room under deep sedation, where x-ray can be used to assist in the proper positioning of the attached catheter. The surgery typically takes less than an hour, and is done as an outpatient procedure. Ports can be left in place indefinitely, but are able to be removed in the office when no longer required.

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 Port Placement as Outpatient 

Our highly experienced surgeons can place your port safely and efficiently as an outpatient procedure.
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