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No. 68  Collins Avenue | Nassau, The Bahamas.

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PORT-A-CATH INSERTION

PREPARING FOR A

PORT-A-CATH INSERTION

The Port-a-Cath is attached to hollow tube (catheter) which connects to the vein placed through the small cut. The tube is passed along a guide wire into the large vein placed through the small cut. The tube passed along a guide wire in the large vein until it reaches the entrance to your heart.

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  •  Fast 12 hours prior to procedure

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure 

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 45 minutes after check in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minutes.

  • Surgery takes about 45 minutes  

  • Recovery requires 45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Upon clearance by the doctor the patient is released

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Post operative care guidelines given

  • Follow-up care

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

  • Access for blood draws

  • Treatment for cancer via chemotherapy

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Infection

  • Bleeding

  • Pneumothorax (collapse of the lung, possibly requiring placement of a tube in the chest)

  • Clots in the veins (could cause neck/arm swelling and require blood thinner)

  • Malfunction of the catheter, requiring revision

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician