Permanent Central Venous Catheter (Port-a-Cath)

The permanent central venous catheter system (Port-a-Cath) is a complete implantable intravascular catheter system, in which the drum is implanted into a newly created subcutaneous pocket over the pectoralis major muscle, and the tip of the catheter through the subclavian vein ends in the superior vena cava.

Wide application of the device is mostly used in cancer patients that need prolonged access of the central venus system for infusion of:

  • drugs
  • intravenous fluids
  • parenteral nutrition solutions
  • blood derivatives

and for blood sampling.

The port-a-cath placement is a brief and simple surgical technique , which is performed under local anesthesia and for maximum patient safety under fluoroscopic guidance (C-arm).

You can visit doctor

In the morning the Thoracic Surgeon, Athanasios Kleontas MD, MSc is at the Interbalkan Medical Center of Thessaloniki, while in the evening he is at his private office (73, Ermou St).

2310 - 400000
Office 11, 2nd floor. Dec 1742

Patient Visitation Hours

Doctor is available (by mobile) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You meet him only by appointment at his private office:

Monday to Friday :  18.00  -  21.00