A 34-year-old member asked:
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what is a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (peg)?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Feeding tube: This is a feeding tube placed using endoscopy and not surgery.
Answered on Jun 9, 2012

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