Patients with certain diseases or medical conditions often need intravenous therapy for multiple sessions and over long periods of time. The veins in one’s arms can become inaccessible with repeated sticks and IVs. Implanted ports are a valuable tool to maintain access into the bloodstream for medications, chemotherapy, nutritional support, and blood draws.
Your CiC physician will place your implanted port with a combination of ultrasound and X-ray guidance, virtually eliminating the risks associated with traditional placement, such as lung collapse or catheter malposition. Additionally, the minimally invasive nature of guided port placement requires only moderate sedation for comfort, avoiding the risks associated with general anesthesia.
Our experienced staff will then educate you and your loved ones on your new port’s care and maintenance, so that you can concentrate on getting better.