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Venous Access Management

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IV Medication, Nutrition, Antibiotics, and More

Venous access may be necessary for a number of reasons, including the infusion of intravenous medication and nutrition, and blood sampling. At Connecticut Image Guided Surgery, we offer placement and removals for ports, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), and Hickman catheters.

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Port Placement and RemovalPort Placement and Removal

A port is a small reservoir device that is implanted under the skin and provides access to your veins. The port can stay in place permanently, if necessary. Ports are implanted expertly and painlessly at Connecticut Image Guided Surgery under ultrasound and x-ray guidance. Two incisions are made, a small one near the collarbone and a larger incision usually a few inches below the first incision where a reservoir pocket is formed. Both of these incisions are sewn with dissolvable sutures. When the port is accessed, a special needle is placed through the skin into the reservoir. A catheter under the skin connects the reservoir to a large vein, usually in the chest. This allows you to receive medication or infusions such as chemotherapeutic and antibiotic treatments, blood, or nutrition, or to have lab samples taken. We will safely remove your port when it is no longer needed.

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Hickman CatheterHickman Catheter Placement and Removal

A Hickman catheter is most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Hickman catheters may remain in place for extended periods and are used when long-term intravenous access is needed. The Hickman catheter insertion involves two incisions, a small one near the collarbone and a larger incision usually a few inches below the first incision where the catheter comes out of the chest wall. Throughout the procedure, ultrasound and X-rays are used to ascertain the positioning of the catheter. We will safely remove your Hickman catheter when it is no longer needed.

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PICC Placement and RemovalPICC Placement and Removal

A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is a long, thin plastic tube that functions as an intravenous (IV) line. A PICC line is inserted into a peripheral vein, typically in the upper arm, and advanced under ultrasound and x-ray guidance until the catheter tip terminates in a large vein in the chest. A PICC's central tip location in the body allows for treatment that could not be obtained from standard peripheral IV access. We will safely remove your PICC when it is no longer needed.

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