I had a BardPort inserted below my collarbone for my chemotherapy, apparently so the drugs dropped into the vein immediately above the heart. It was inserted under a short general anaesthetic and closed with a couple of stitches. It was a small half-dome shape and there was a lump obvious to me, but not hugely conspicuous to others. It was removed after chemo, again under a quick general anaesthetic. It’s 15 years on and nobody would know there’s a faint scar.
I’m very glad to have been offered it (the insertion and chemo were at the BUPA hospital). The veins in my arms aren’t great and I had dreaded having them dig around for a vein each time.
Good luck with your treatment plan.