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Also known as: percutaneous feeding tube placement, PEG tube placement.
Percutaneous gastrostomy feeding tube placement is a procedure used to place a tube into the stomach. The tube connects the abdominal wall to the stomach. It’s used for children who are having trouble with feedings.
The patient must avoid food, drink or certain medications before the procedure.
Bleeding, infection or damage to the stomach or surrounding structures are all possible risks of percutaneous gastrostomy feeding tube placement.
Reviewed by: Carrie Firestone Baum, MD
This page was last updated on: April 28, 2021 03:41 PM
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal problems in infants, children and adolescents with a multidisciplinary approach.
This video will teach you how to properly care for a gastrostomy tube. The video will review how to clean a gastrostomy tube site, how to give a feedings and what to do if the tube becomes dislodged.
A cecostomy tube is a soft catheter that’s surgically put into the large intestine. It’s used to give a patient a flushing solution, similar to an enema in a quick and easy fashion to empty the bowels.