Kent Vascular Access

Supporting your cancer treatment through the effective
and safe delivery of intravenous chemotherapy

Kent Vascular Access

Supporting your cancer treatment through the effective
and safe delivery of intravenous chemotherapy

Many patients who require intravenous chemotherapy are recommended to have a central venous access device (CVAD) by their consultant or chemotherapy nurse. The reasons may include difficult venous access, previous surgery to lymph nodes, the need for infusional chemotherapy and protection of the veins from highly-irritant drugs.

Dr Richard Leech

Your consultation

Dr Leech usually has his initial consultation with patients on the same day as the procedure as a one-stop service to prevent any unnecessary delays in starting chemotherapy.

During this consultation, Dr Leech will discuss the options available and perform an ultrasound examination of the veins. However, if you would prefer to meet with Dr Leech before the day of your procedure, then this can be arranged instead.

CVADs

Procedures

Regardless of the length of your treatment, a Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) is likely to be the best method of intravenous drug delivery.

We will guide you through the process of selecting the right device for your treatment and arrange for it to be inserted quickly, so that you can start your treatment as soon as possible.

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Dr Richard Leech

Dr Richard Leech

Dr Leech has been a Consultant for nearly 20 years and has inserted well over 1000 ports and hundreds of PICCs and Hickman lines. He is one of the South East's leading experts in Long Term Vascular Access .

He works in very close collaboration with the Oncologists and Chemotherapy nurses to ensure that all patients receive the highest quality care.

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