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Implanted Vascular Access Device (IVAD or "port")

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Minor Procedures, QE II

An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples (also called a “port” or “port-a-cath"). Topics include benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. 

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