PICC Line Placement and Removal

The Serrano Kidney and Vascular Access Center (KVAC) of California specializes in the placement and removal of PICC lines. A PICC line is a peripherally inserted central catheter that is inserted to gain venous access. A PICC line is to a standard IV because it is inserted in the arm, however, PICC line insertions are less invasive, and allow for treatment that could not be obtained from standard peripheral IV access. They also have decreased complication risk associated with them, and remain for a much longer duration than other venous access devices.