Gastrostomy: Permanent and Temporary
This is surgery to place a tube through the abdomen and into the stomach. Gastrostomy can be done as:
- Endoscopic procedure: a more common and less invasive procedure called percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
- Open procedure: a incision is made in the abdomen
Last reviewedDecember 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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