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Chemoport Insertion

Gastro-Intestinal & Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (GI & HPB) Cancer Center

Chemoport Insertion

You may also hear the term “port-a-cath” or “mediport” used to refer to a chemo port. Your physician has access to a variety of chemo ports and can choose which one to utilize contingent on the requirements and needs of the patient. The length of these different types of chemo ports and the treatments they provide can vary.

What is Chemoport Insertion?

A Chemoport is a minimally invasive medical device that is placed just under the surface of the skin. A vein is connected to the port using a catheter. Under the patient’s skin, the port contains a septum that functions as a conduit for the injection of medications and the collection of many blood samples. This procedure causes the patient typically less discomfort than a more traditional “needle stick.”

Patients being treated for hematology and oncology are the primary recipients of port access. Because the port is often put in the patient’s upper chest, just below the clavicle or collarbone, the patient is able to keep use of their hands throughout the procedure.

Chemoport insertion

Why  Chemoport insertion Required?

The primary objective of inserting a chemo port into a patient is to facilitate the delivery of chemotherapy medications into their bloodstream.

It is possible to utilize a single chemo port, double chemo port, or numerous chemo ports in the event that your chemotherapy treatment will also involve radiotherapy (radiation therapy). This will allow for the injection of both chemotherapy medications and contrast substances.

Chemoports come in several forms, and each one addresses a particular need that cancer patients have.

A tunneled central venous catheter is an instrument that is utilized in the process of administering chemotherapy drugs by way of an external tube (catheter) that is connected directly to the central vein in the chest of the patient.

To treat stomach cancer, an advanced kind of chemotherapy that is also known as intraperitoneal chemotherapy is necessary. The chemotherapy must be administered through an intra-peritoneal point.

In order to undergo long-term chemotherapy, a venous access point must be implanted in the patient. In order to inject chemotherapy medications through your skin and into the catheter tube, a non-coring syringe is utilized. When opposed to regular syringes, the tip of a non-coring syringe is constructed in such a way as to allow for increased robustness.

If your chemotherapy treatment is only going to last a short amount of time and will just involve brief infusions of chemo medications, you likely won’t need a PICC line.

Surgeon for a Chemoport insertion in india

Chemotherapy and blood draws can be painful and hard on your veins if you have to do them often. A chemotherapy port can help you avoid getting stuck with needles and make it easier for your healthcare team to give you medicine, fluids, and draw blood.

If you want the best chemoport insertion in india, Dr. Vinay is a skilled cancer surgeon with a great deal of experience. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience.

Procedure Day – Chemoport Insertion

You may feel pain or discomfort after the port is put in, but this usually goes away in a day or two. Most of the time, over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) will help ease the pain after surgery.

After the cut has healed, you can do everything you normally do, like housework, work, and your regular exercise routine. But you shouldn’t play any sports where you might get hit while you have a port.

If you have a port and find that wearing a seatbelt hurts, put a small, folded towel between the seatbelt strap and your body. This will help reduce friction or pressure.

Once the cuts from the implantation surgery have healed, though, you shouldn’t feel much pain. Tell your doctor or treatment team if you have any pain or discomfort. They can talk about this problem and find ways to fix it.

Methods/Techniques of Chemoport Insertion

A port is made up of a reservoir compartment known as the portal, a silicone bubble known as the septum that allows for needle entry, and a plastic tube that is coupled to the portal (the catheter). The device is surgically implanted under the skin in the upper chest or in the arm and once healed, it will have the appearance of a bump beneath the skin.

Because it is entirely contained within, it does not need any particular upkeep and does not provide any barriers to swimming or bathing. The portal is the starting point for the catheter, which is then put into a vein during the surgical procedure (usually the jugular vein or subclavian veins). In a perfect world, the catheter would be able to exit the body through the superior vena cava, which is located directly upstream of the right atrium. Because the patient is in this position, the injected substances can be rapidly and effectively distributed.


Different types of chemoports

Tunneled Central Venous Catheter: The central venous catheter is surgically linked to the central vein after being placed under the skin of the chest. A tunneled central venous catheter is used for this procedure. A catheter is attached to the portion of this port that protrudes from the skin and hangs outside of it. This catheter features a number of different holes. It will remain under your skin for a number of months after it has been inserted.

The intra-peritoneal port, also known as a Tenckhoff catheter, is a type of catheter that is contained within this port. This catheter will be inserted underneath the surface of the skin on your belly. This port is also known as a medi-port or a Port-a-Cath, although its official name is the Implantable Venous Access Point. It might be constructed of plastic or titanium, or it might be made of stainless steel. A venous access point looks like a device in the shape of a drum. Either your upper arm or chest will have a small incision made in the skin to accommodate the device. A catheter tube that is attached to the device that links the central vein is included in this component.

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Line: The Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line is constructed out of a polymeric substance. It is a temporary medical device that has the appearance of a catheter and serves a specific purpose. It has a connection to a larger vein in your upper arm, which you may find there.

Risks and Complications

chemotherapy port, like most other medical treatments or devices, does come with a certain level of risk. The following are some of these:

The risk of infection at the incision sites the likelihood of blood clots blocking the catheter the risk of the catheter twisting beneath the skin the risk of the catheter or port shifting.

If you take proper care of your port, you can help lower your chance of infection as well as other issues. You may accomplish this by:

  • Ensuring that you follow the cleaning instructions very thoroughly
  • Any dressings that need to be changed after the port has been implanted
  • Making sure the port does not get wet
  • Make sure the port does not be damaged by indulging in activities such as contact sports or other activities that might result in you colliding with a person or object

A nurse will need to flush your port on a regular basis if it isn’t used very frequently in order to prevent blood clots and blockages.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How do you keep a Chemoport in good shape?

When the port isn’t being used, you don’t need a bandage, and you should treat the skin over it the same way you treat the rest of your skin. After 4 weeks of not being used, your port needs to be flushed. Only someone who works in health care can do this. Your port won’t get clogged up with blood or medicine if you flush it.

What is the purpose of a Chemoport?

A chemo port is a small reservoir that can be put under the skin and connected to a vein by a thin tube made of silicone. The main benefit of this vein-access device is that chemotherapy drugs can be put directly into the port instead of a vein. This means that needle sticks are no longer needed.

How soon can a chemo port be used after it has been put in?

Ports can stay put for weeks, months, or even years. With a port, your team can: Cut down on the number of needle sticks. Give treatments that last more than one day.

How often do you replace the dressing on your port-a-cath?

A mask and gloves are required. Dressings should be changed seven days a week. The bandage should be changed if it is bloody and/or wet/lacks tensile strength.

Dr. Vinay Samuel Gaikwad is a profound Surgical Oncologist with 18+ yrs of experience. Expertise: Advanced Minimal Access Surgical Oncology, Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary (Liver) Cancer surgery, Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Upper GI (Stomach and Esophagus) Cancer Surgery, Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosolised Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Neuroendocrine Tumours.

Dr. Vinay Samuel Gaikwad is a reputed and exceptional Gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary (GI & HPB) cancers surgeon. Dr. Vinay specializes in Advanced Minimal Access Surgery and HIPEC. He also has expertise in Pancreatic and Liver Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Colorectal and Upper GI Cancer Surgery and Neuroendocrine Tumours, to list a few. He has undergone specialsed training in Advanced Minimally Invasive Upper GI Surgery, IRCAD at Taiwan and has also gone through a dedicated Certified 2 year fellowship in GI and HPB Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Over the years he has successfully handled numerous complex cancer surgery cases. India.

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Thank you

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(Translated by Google) Praise be to God, Lord of the worlds. The operation was performed by Dr Vinay Sir & his team, and it was successful, praise be to God
I extend my thanks and gratitude to the Doctor Vinay and the hospital staff

Mr. Sami Khan


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(Translated by Google) Dr. Vinay Sir and Dr. Jyoti Sir have a lot of experience. The hospital is also clean and the nurses are experienced, Thanks Dr

Dr. Jaid and Mr. Al-Karub


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Dr. Vinay Sir & team

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मुझे बहुत अच्छा लग रहा है और मैं अपने सामान्य जीवन में वापस आने के लिए उत्साहित हूं। मुझे उम्मीद है कि आपका भी दिन अच्छा बीतेगा।

(Translated by Google) Thank you Dr. Vinay Samiul Gaikwad, Dr. Jyoti Bhat and all colleagues, for your help during my surgery. I really appreciate the expert care you provided.

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Mr. Amresh Singh Mavi


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Nairobi, Kenya

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We consulted Dr Vinay Gaikwad for my mothers treatment. In addition to being a very experienced doctor, with very clear thinking and logical approach, what we realy appreciated and helped us connect with him was how he made the patient comfortable. He has a great humane side and a lot of empathy and builds connect with the patient. My mother found comfort with Dr Vinay and was able to put trust in him for the surgery. He and his team espasially Dr Jyoti Bhatt were always there to guide us through the hospitalisation period. His team with Shadik and Ibrahim were also very caring and in constant touch though the hospitalisation process.

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Mr. Paresh Sharma


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My mother was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer on 1st August,2022 and have carried out all basic test to access current stage of cancer. We were getting mixed feedback on whether it is operable or not.
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My father’ Inguinal surgery was suggested by his local physicians at Jalandhar. Given his age (84) and other complications, I was keen to minimize the accompanying risks and have a trouble – free procedure for him. A close friend of mine (a senior surgeon himself whose medical opinion has been invaluable for my family over the years) recommended Dr. Vinay Gaikwad to me. His words were, “If I needed someone to operate on my family, it would be Dr. Vinay). I reached out to Dr. Gaikwad and from the very beginning, he was totally invested in my father’s health.
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Even though Dr.Vinay was himself not conducting the surgery, he was involved throughout the process to ensure the well-being of my father. He took time out to address our concerns prior to the surgery, and he was always around to check on my father’s recovery post the surgery..
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My mother in law was sucessfully operated by Dr Vinay Gaikwad for a very complex pancreatic surgery in Aug’2022.
Many senior & competent doctors had refused to do the surgery, where as Dr Vinay right from the first meeting was confident in handling the case. He explained us the whole situation & process very pateintly & clarified all our doubts.
Doctor Vinay & his team took very good care post operation & my mother in law is home & doing well.
We are totally satisfied with Dr Vinay & would highly recommend him for serious cancer cases.

Mr. Gurpreet Singh Sawhney


Dr.Jyoti Bhat was very kind and supportive throughout the surgery. He was motivating us throughout which had a very positive affect.

Ibrahim was very supportive throughout the processes in the hospital.Wewere very happy with the experience.

Ms. Rachna Pilani


I went for my PIPAC procedure at C K Birla Hospital, Gurgaon , carried out by Dr Vinay Samuel Gaikwad and his team , Dr Jyoti Bhat, Mr Ibrahim, Mr Shardik and the rest.
The whole experience , which I came to know through my sister because I was under general anesthesia, was nothing short of a miracle in the hands of Dr Vinay and his team. Excellent.
I thank Dr Vinay that I could experience his expertise and efficiency of his team during this procedure.
I look forward to my remaining treatment under their care and the care of the warm , friendly and efficient staff of the hospital.

Mr. Allan Phillips

Dear team,

I have been taking my treatment from many other consultants but nobody advised me for a surgery . Dr Vinay is like God for me now. It was my blessing that I got to know about him through Dr Pooja Babbar , special thanks to her.

Dr Vinay & Dr Jyoti made us comfortable in the first meeting itself. The entire team Nawed, Ibrahim, nursing staffs especially Seema , the food, the housekeeping team ❤️

After surgery also I’m feeling better. I’m going home with a great satisfaction. God bless you all

Jasleen Kaur

Ms. Jasleen Kaur & Mr. Raminder Singh


Passionate, sympathetic and optimistic are the words which sketch the courteous and tenderness persona of Dr. Vinay Samuel gaekwad and Dr. Jyoti Bhatt. I underwent isr surgical approach for rectal CA , right from my first appointment in opd to the post op care the whole oncology team has been a boon for my recovery. Post surgical care n guidance of Mr brahim and Mr Naved has ensured a speedy and optimum recovery. The hospitality of hospital is admirable , each n every single person has delivered their helping hand with a positive smile and aura. I would express my gratitude for the wonderful care offered by the whole staff.

Rameshwar Dutt Awasthi


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