Asked by: Dacia Jambaevmedical health heart and cardiovascular diseases
How is a Mediport placed?
Last Updated: 14th June, 2020
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Regarding this, are you put to sleep for a port placement?
No. The port placement procedure is a minimally invasive procedure. You will only receive local anesthesia with some sedation and pain control medication if you need it during the procedure.
how long does a Mediport placement take? • This usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes. A local anesthetic is injected into your chest area. This numbs the area where the port is inserted. You should only feel a little pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Then, how is a port placed?
Insertion of a port catheter is a minor surgery and requires a skin incision about an inch in length. This port incision is made with local anesthetic below the clavicle. The catheter is connected to the port, placed under the skin and then into the neck vein, and the port is placed beneath the skin.
How long does port placement take?
about 45 to 60 minutes