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OUR PROCEDURES

THE PROCEDURES

A brief overview of the procedures:

 

Temporary central venous catheter - Comes straight out of the neck or chest and is not usually left in for more than a week or two.


Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) - Comes straight out of the upper arm near to the elbow and can often be left in for a few months.

 

Tunnelled central venous catheter - The catheter travels underneath the skin for a short distance and comes out on the chest wall.  It can usually be left in for many months or even years.

 

Portacath - The catheter joins to a special injection port that is buried underneath the skin and it can usually be left in for many months or even years.