Navigating Comfort and Care: Chemoport Installation at Primera Hospital Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

Living with cancer presents unique challenges, and at Primera Hospital, we understand the importance of providing not just effective treatment but also ensuring the comfort and well-being of our patients. For individuals undergoing chemotherapy, the installation of a chemoport can significantly enhance the treatment experience. In this article, we explore the process of chemoport installation at Primera Hospital, designed to make your journey through cancer care as seamless as possible.

Understanding Chemoport: A Gateway to Comfortable Chemotherapy

A chemoport, or port-a-cath, is a small medical device implanted under the skin to facilitate easy and secure access to veins for chemotherapy treatments. Primarily used for patients requiring frequent or prolonged chemotherapy, a chemoport eliminates the need for repeated needle sticks, providing a more comfortable and convenient experience.

The Primera Approach: Personalized Care from Consultation to Installation

Dr. Adheesh Bhandari, Dr. Suzita Hirachan and team

1. Comprehensive Consultation:

Before chemoport installation, our experienced Surgical Oncologist Dr. Adheesh Bhandari, and the Team engage in thorough consultations with patients. This crucial step involves discussing the necessity of a chemoport, outlining its benefits, and addressing any concerns or questions patients may have.

2. Preoperative Assessment:

To ensure the well-being of our patients, a preoperative evaluation is conducted. This may involve various tests and assessments to confirm that the patient is in optimal health for the procedure.

3. Informed Consent:

Patients are provided with detailed information about the chemoport installation procedure, including potential risks and alternatives. Informed consent is obtained, fostering transparency and empowering patients to actively participate in their care.

4. Efficient Day-of-Procedure Process:

Chemoport installation at Primera Hospital is typically performed on an outpatient basis. Patients are guided through the day-of-procedure preparations, which may include fasting for a specified duration before the intervention.

5. Expert Anesthesia Administration:

The procedure is carried out under the expert administration of anesthesia, ensuring patient comfort. Anesthesia options, including local or general anesthesia, are discussed based on individual patient needs. Mainly, the procedure is carried out under local anesthesia.

6. Skilled Port Placement:

Our skilled surgeons make a small incision, usually on the upper chest, creating a subcutaneous pocket for the chemoport. The device is securely connected to a vein, often the subclavian vein, promoting reliable access to chemotherapy treatments.

7. Post-Placement Confirmation:

Confirmation of proper port placement is conducted through the X-ray imaging technique, assuring the medical team and the patient of the successful installation.

8. Postoperative Care Guidance:

After the procedure, patients receive thorough postoperative care instructions. Our healthcare team guides port maintenance and addresses any immediate concerns, ensuring a smooth transition post-installation.

Your Comfort, Our Commitment

At Primera Hospital, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care throughout your cancer journey. Installing a chemoport is just one example of our commitment to enhancing your treatment experience. For personalized information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our hospital help desk 01-5910501, 01-5910502.

Your well-being is at the heart of everything we do at Primera Hospital – where care meets comfort on your path to recovery.