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Port-a-Cath Placement

A port-a-cath is used when a patient requires long-term intravenous administration for chemotherapy, blood transfusions, antibiotics, or intravenous feeding. It consists of an IV catheter attached to a small port, which is placed under the skin, usually on the upper chest wall.

Your surgeon places your port-a-cath with local anesthetic and light anesthesia in an outpatient surgical setting. When the port-a-cath is no longer needed, it can also be removed in an outpatient surgery center under local anesthetic.