Here's how it went:
He tolerated the procedure pretty well, said he felt no pain and no nausea on coming out of anesthesia. There were no complications during surgery. The scar looks like it is healing up nicely and the port is placed perfectly for access to his superior vena cava. He has almost lost all his hair, so he has started wearing head scarves.
Here he is after surgery, still happy and alive! We now have matching scars, wristbands and ports. What a great friend!