i have had a hickman catheter in for about 4 months and i will be getting it removed soon. my doctors office schedualed the apointment with the surgen to remove it so i didn't get a chance to ask how it will be removed. i do plan on calling them to ask but they are closed right now. so any of you who have had a hickman catheter in how was it removed? were you put to sleep? were you awake? were there stitches after it was removed? any help would be very much appreciated. thanks.