Feeding tube insertion - gastrostomy

Gastrostomy tube insertion; G-tube insertion; PEG tube insertion; Stomach tube insertion; Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube insertion

A gastrostomy feeding tube insertion is the placement of a feeding tube through the skin and the stomach wall. It goes directly into the stomach.

Gastrostomy tube placement - series

The stomach connects the esophagus to the small intestine, and acts as an important reservoir for food, prior to delivery to the small intestine .

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Why the Procedure Is Performed

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Outlook (Prognosis)