What is Percutaneous Endoscopied Gastrostomy Tube (PEG Tube)?
PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY TUBE (PEG TUBE) – is the placement of a feeding tube through the skin and stomach wall, directly into the stomach.
What to Expect
An EGD is done to assist in this procedure. (Please see info on EGD). Before the EGD you may have some lab work drawn and an IV antibiotic given. You will receive sedation for the procedure so you will need someone to drive you home. The feeding tube is placed thru the gastroscope. Local anesthesia will be used at the abdominal site where the tube will exit the skin.
What Happens After
After the procedure you will be transferred to the recovery area to be monitored for one hour. When you are awake and stable you will be discharged home. Post procedure you may have an abdominal binder in place. Instructions will be given to you and your family on how to care for the tube. Your family physician will arrange for supplies to be delivered to your home if necessary.