PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, more commonly referred to as a PEG tube, is a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach. PEG allows nutrition, fluids and/or medications to be put directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus.

There are many reasons a PEG tube may be warranted; if the procedure is recommended for you or a family member, be sure to discuss any questions you may have with your doctor.

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