Vascular Access, Port or Catheter Placement
Most chronically ill patients develop hardened blood vessels, fragile, or otherwise hard to access veins. This often makes it difficult to administer intra-venous treatments on a daily basis for the duration of the patient’s visit to LDM. Due to this potential but quite normal circumstance, the doctor may suggest the insertion of a catheter or port. A vascular access that is compatible for a patient’s entire protocol will be recommended. These different types of access points include: arm medium term pic lines; small peripheral catheters for weekly use; or larger catheters that enable more efficient flow (i.e. Majurkar double lumen chest port). Whichever option is deemed to be optimally appropriate, LM Clinic provides the city’s most highly qualified specialists to perform the procedure/insertion of these lines in a sterile and pain free environment.