The Serrano Kidney and Vascular Access Center (KVAC) of California specializes in the insertion and removal of port-a-cath devices. A port-a-cath is a device that is placed under your skin that is used to make the administration of chemotherapy and blood drawing easier.
A port-a-cath is used to eliminate strain on your veins and it can also reduce the risk of certain chemotherapy related complications, including chemotherapy drugs that leak from the veins in to the surrounding tissues. Such damage could be very dangerous and difficult to treat. A port-a-cath eliminates many of these complications.