A Permacath can provide access to the vascular system for a year, or it can be used as a point of permanent access. Permacaths allow for a patient who needs kidney dialysis to avoid multiple catheter insertions.

  • What does Permacath stand for?

    A permacath is a piece of plastic tubing that has a cuff that which holds the catheter in place and acts as a barrier to infection. The cuff is underneath the skin and cannot be seen. It is about 6 inches long and is made of soft, white, flexible plastic. There are 2 limbs. A transparent dressing will be put over the part where the catheter leaves the chest wall and (since the catheter is under the level of your collar bone) it will not be seen when you are clothed.

  • What is a Permacath placement?

    The permacath is placed in the jugular vein. It is tunnelled under the skin and tissues along the upper chest, under your collar bone and the end of the catheter will come out on the chest wall, about 4 inches underneath the collar bone.

  • What is a Permacath for dialysis?

    A Permacath can provide access to the vascular system for a year, or it can be used as a point of permanent access. Permacaths allow for a patient who needs kidney dialysis to avoid multiple catheter insertions.

  • What happens after the procedure?

    You may feel some discomfort around the permacath and have some bruising. This is to be expected and pain relief may be necessary – please inform the doctor if you are in discomfort or pain.

  • When can I go home?

    If everything has gone well, you will be able to go home the next day.

  • Emergency Case

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    Dr. Mohit Khirbat is available at Max Hospital, Paras Hospital & W Pratiksha Hospital, Gurgaon from MON – SAT (10 AM-8PM)
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