Surgical Ports & Access

Certain types Of chemotherapy or dialysis may necessitate the insertion of a surgical port or a catheter. Dr. Shakov is an expert in the placement of these life-saving devices.

What are surgical ports?

A surgical port is a device that is inserted under the skin and connected to a vein. It allows medication to be delivered directly into the bloodstream and for blood to be drawn without the discomfort of repeated venous needle-sticks. Surgical ports are normally placed just below the collarbone or up near the neck.

How are surgical ports inserted?

Dr. Shakov normally inserts surgical ports using a combination of IV sedation, which prevents the patient from moving and injuring themselves, and using local anesthetic for pain control. Surgical ports can be used almost immediately after insertion

Where is the surgery performed?

Dr. Shakov performs chemotherapy port surgery in Monmouth and Ocean County New Jersey at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold New Jersey, Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, NJ