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Frequently Asked Questions

    Will the PowerPort* device affect my normal activities?
  • During the first few days after you receive the PowerPort* Implanted Port, try to avoid heavy exertion. Once the incision heals following implantation, you should be able to return to your normal daily activities, such as bathing, swimming, or jogging. Ask your doctor or nurse about specific activities and the appropriate time to resume them.
    Will I need to wear a bandage over the PowerPort* Implantable Port?
  • A bandage will be required until your incision heals. After the incision has healed, a bandage is not required when the PowerPort* Implanted Port is not being used. If you are receiving continuous infusion of fluids, a bandage may be applied to stabilize and protect the needle while it is in place.
    Who pays for the PowerPort* device?
  • Insurance policies vary, so check with your insurance company first.
    Do I have to stop wearing certain types of clothing?
  • Ask you doctor or nurse because the answer will depend on where your PowerPort* Implanted Port is placed.
    Will the PowerPort* device activate security alarms?
  • Security systems most likely will not detect the small amount of metal in the device. If it does occur, simply show your PowerPort* device Patient Identification Card.
    How long will I have my PowerPort* Implantable Port?
  • The PowerPort* Implanted Port can stay in place as long as your doctor determines you need it.
    Will my Powerport* device need to be accessed when not in use?
  • Yes. It will need to be flushed every four weeks.
    Can the PowerPort* device be removed if I no longer need it?
  • Yes. When no longer needed, the PowerPort* Implanted Port can be removed in a simple procedure similar to the one used to implant it.
    Is the PowerPort* device safe to use with CT and MRI?
  • Yes. The materials used in the PowerPort*/PowerLoc* system are latex-free, non-ferromagnetic and safe with CT, CECT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures and all injectable fluids used with these procedures.