Consulting Surgeons

CARE OF YOUR VENOUS ACCESS PORT/PORTACATH

  1. Local anesthesia has been used in the incision and will last 6-8 hours. Afterwards, you may take either the prescription pain pill or Extra- Strength Tylenol. It is not necessary to take pain medication unless you have pain.

  2. Your incision has been covered with a type of glue which appears as a semi-transparent film. No bandages are necessary. There is no need to place a bandage on the wound unless there is drainage or if your clothing rubs against the incision causing irritation. You may shower the day after surgery, but do not immerse the incision underwater until approved by Dr. Yang.

  3. You will receive an ID for your port. Carry it with you at all times.

  4. Notify the physician IMMEDIATELY if any of these symptoms appear:

    • Chest pain or shortness of breath
    • Incision becomes red, swollen or painful
    • Temperature greater than 100 and/or shaking chills
    • The port has moved
    • Discomfort or swelling around the port after a treatment

  5. Call office for appointment approximately 7-10 days after your port has been inserted

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