Chemoport Insertion for Cancer Chemotherapy | Dr. Kushan Nanavati | Vascular Treatment in Vadodara

Chemoport Insertion for Cancer Chemotherapy

What’s Chemoport?
It is a special device placed in neck, under the skin of patients requiring cancer chemotherapy. The characteristic feature of chemoport is that it remains below skin.

Why Chemoport?
Cancer chemotherapy drugs are very irritable for body. If given by regular iv cannula in hand,it can induce serious reaction/swelling/blockage in veins. Moreover you need a fresh line every time if you don’t have chemoport.

There are certain advantages of chemoport:
  • Single time placement, used for all the cycles of chemotherapy.
  • No risk of damage to veins of hand.
  • Less chances of infection
  • Less chances of blockage
  • Comfortable neck movements
  • Covered under skin(not visible outside to others)
  • Can be used to withdraw blood sample/give other IV fluids & blood.
When do I need to undergo Chemoport placement?
All cancer patients requiring chemotherapy must undergo chemoport placement.
How it’s placed?
Duration of procedure ? When can I take discharge?
15 minutes procedure time. Discharge within 1 hour of procedure.
When can chemotherapy be started from Chemoport?
Immediately after placement.
Any precautions to prevent blockage in chemoport?
Your care giver must flush it with heparin saline/cathflush after each use to prevent blockage.
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