Portacath insertion

A port is implanted for drugs to be administered through

What is a Portacath? 

A portacath is a catheter which is implanted under the skin to connect to a vein.  It allows drugs to be administered easily and quickly and is often used for those who will need regularly need to be administered chemotherapy drugs or blood transfusions. 

Why you might need it

Portacaths are often implanted in haematology and chemotherapy patients.  

Who will do it?

Portacaths are inserted by our specialist radiologists.  

Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care. To us, that means you can choose the consultant you want to see, and when you want. They'll be with you every step of the way.

All of our consultants are of the highest calibre and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospital.

Making an appointment 

For further information about portacath insertion at Spire Harpenden Hospital, or to make an appointment, call 01582 714 420.