Intravenous Access Port
Usually peripheral veins, commonly in your hands or elbow are accessed to administer medications or obtain blood. Some treatment may require long term venous access to administer medications, especially chemotherapy for cancer treatment.
A venous access device (portacath/Infusaport) is a device consisting of a catheter and a port. The catheter is inserted into the vein and the port will be placed under the skin in the upper chest for access.
This can be done as a day surgery procedure under general anaesthetic with Dr Zackariah Clement, at Gold Coast Breast & Endocrine Surgery.