Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Feeding Tube & Procedure Instructions
A PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) is a feeding tube that passes through the abdominal wall directly into the stomach, so that nutrition can be provided without swallowing or to supplement food intake. The PEG tube can be connected to a mechanical pump to provide feeds continuously, or a syringe can be used at intervals. A feeding tube is sometimes needed for patients who’ve experienced a stroke (CVA), head injury, or head or neck surgery. It may also benefit patients with cystic fibrosis, neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis or motor neuronal disease, or patients undergoing chemotherapy.
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