Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

New Jersey Feeding Tube Procedure

Patients who have a difficult time swallowing or chewing may benefit from a feeding tube. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a procedure used to place a flexible feeding tube through the abdominal wall and into the stomach. This tube allows nutrition, fluids, and medications to be put directly into the stomach rather than passing through the mouth and esophagus.

In the procedure, an endoscope is passed through into the stomach so that the doctor can find the ideal spot to place the feeding tube. A small incision is made to provide direct access to the stomach. The feeding tube is secured here.

Living With a Feeding Tube

Feeding tubes make it so that patients no longer need to eat (in the traditional sense) to obtain necessary nutrients. This is why the treatment is sometimes for patients who have little to no appetites and have a difficult time motivating themselves to eat. Be aware that once you have a feeding tube implanted, you may have restrictions on food and drink you can take orally. Make sure to discuss this with your doctor.

With the feeding tube, nutritional fluids are placed in the PEG tube and deposited directly to the stomach. The area where the tube is placed will need to be cleaned at least once a day with diluted soap and water. The tube should last for months, or even years, but it will require maintenance. If the tube ever clogs you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. Likewise, you will need immediate attention if the tub is ever removed by accident.

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