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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
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Peg Tube Insertion (Overview)

Peg or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a feeding tube that is placed in the stomach by using a scope through the mouth. This procedure is commonly performed by a gastroenterologist or surgeon. The feeding tube can be used to provide nutrition or medications to a patient.


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What is the definition or description of: peg tube insertion?

What is the definition or description of: peg tube insertion?

Feeding tube: Peg or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a feeding tube that is placed in the stomach by using a scope through the mouth. This procedure is commonly performed by a gastroenterologist or surgeon. The feeding tube can be used to provide nutrition or medications to a patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
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Peg Tube Insertion (Overview)

Peg or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a feeding tube that is placed in the stomach by using a scope through the mouth. This procedure is commonly performed by a gastroenterologist or surgeon. The feeding tube can be used to provide nutrition or medications to a patient.


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What must I know about a peg tube?

What must I know about a peg tube?

PEG Tube: A peg tube is used to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach bypassing the usual entry of nutrients through the mouth. You will need to know about some care issues related to the tube and some signs of complications. You should be supported by a registered dietician and the physician that placed the tube. ...Read more

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Tell me about peg tube feeding?

Tell me about peg tube feeding?

PEG Tube: A peg tube is used to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach bypassing the usual entry of nutrients through the mouth. You will need to know about some care issues related to the tube and some signs of complications. You should be supported by a registered dietician and the physician that placed the tube. ...Read more

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Can you have an allergy to a peg tube?

Can you have an allergy to a peg tube?

Unlikely: It is more common to get infection and irritation from gastric content around the peg tube than to get allergy to it. ...Read more

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How long can a elderly and after a stroke stay alive on a peg tube?

How long can a elderly and after a stroke stay  alive on a peg tube?

Can't predict: A peg will provide needed nourishment for as long as he lives. This will be determined by his underlying illnesses and their seriousness. A patient with a mild stroke can be retrained to eat normally. Patients with severe strokes may succumb to other problems, such as pneumonia or even a second stroke. ...Read more

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Husband is bedridden with advanced dementia. Fed with a peg tube. Cannot clear his secretions. Wouldmamhomeopathic approach help? Thanks a lot.

Husband is bedridden with advanced dementia. Fed with a peg tube. Cannot clear his secretions. Wouldmamhomeopathic approach help? Thanks a lot.

Palliative measures: I'm sorry to hear of your husband's difficulties. At this stage of his illness, cure is unlikely but ameliorating some of his symptoms and suffering is certainly possible. You need a skilled classical homeopath to work with him, & many are available in canada. There are naturopathic and homeopathic schools in toronto and bc. Search engine also at http://www.Homeopathicdirectory.Com/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that I am not tolerating peg tube feedings?

PEG Tube: A peg tube is used to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach bypassing the usual entry of nutrients through the mouth. You will need to know about some care issues related to the tube and some signs of complications. You should be supported by a registered dietician and the physician that placed the tube. ...Read more

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I have a peg tube and it hurts really bad--what can I do for the pain?

Talk to doctor: Talk to your doctor about this; you may need to have it adjusted to relieve the pain. If it is recently placed they may have it too tight and they should be able to relax it a little to relieve the pain. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a peg tube it gets flushed but still looks dirty how can I clean it?

My boyfriend has a peg tube it gets flushed but still looks dirty how can I clean it?

PEG tube hygiene: There are lots of reasons for a less than pristine looking peg tube: 1) plastic fatigue where previously white or transparent tubing takes on a yellow hue with age; 2) staining of the tube with instilled foods; 3) reflux of material into the tube from a slow-emptying stomach; 4) partial tube occlusion making flushing incomplete; 5) drainage from peg site for a variety of reasons. Get it checked. ...Read more

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What are the possible risks and complications that can occur after I get the peg tube because my dad is extremely worried?

What are the possible risks and complications that can occur after I get the peg tube because my dad is extremely worried?

You need to discuss You need to discuss with your physician: you need to discuss this with your physician. We do not know why you need the peg, and thus we do not know the rest of your health problems. The peg is there to help give you nutrition when you can't take it yourself. Your physician can discuss the risks and benefits related directly to you as we can without knowing your health and your case ...Read more

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How do they do a feeding tube insertion?

How do they do a feeding tube insertion?

Several kinds: Temporary tube through nose is just lubricated and eased in from a nostril down into stomach or first part of intestine. Most common longer-term solution is peg or pej tube placed endoscopically under sedation, similar to egd scope for ulcers, etc. Sometimes a permanent tube has to be placed with open surgery under general anesthesia, typically if complex abdominal or intestinal problems. ...Read more

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What happens during nephrostomy tube insertion?

What happens during nephrostomy tube insertion?

Several steps.: Nephrostomy tubes are most often placed by interventional radiologists (ir). First, you may receive a mild sedative. Ir uses fluoroscopes to find the kidney. The skin at the site of the tube is numbed with local anesthetic. A needle is placed through the skin and into the kidney's urinary space. A wire is guided into the kidney, the needle removed, and then the nephrostomy tube is deployed. ...Read more

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For the past 7 days I've been having fluid or water pouring down from my peg tube site. Is this normal or do I need to see my doctor?

For the past 7 days I've been having fluid or water pouring down from my peg tube site. Is this normal or do I need to see my doctor?

This is not normal: Would see your doctor, PEG tube might need to be exchanged for a larger new one, or the balloon on the catheter might be defective, if there is a balloon. PEG tube might need to be cinched up at the skin level. It is not normal for the tube to leak. ...Read more

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17yo F. PEG tube placed Sept 16'. Ripped out Oct 16'. New long tube with internal ballon placed. How much drainage is normal? Excessive granulation.

17yo F. PEG tube placed Sept 16'. Ripped out Oct 16'. New long tube with internal ballon placed. How much drainage is normal? Excessive granulation.

See MD: Small amount of drainage are normal with a PEG, but if more than a little I would see her doctor. Also, granulation tissue needs to be treated usually, so both should be taken care of. I would suggest an appointment with the surgeon or GI than placed the tube. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chest tube insertion?

What are the effects of chest tube insertion?

Lung reinflation: Chest tubes are inserted to reinflate the lung after surgery or injury has caused them to deflate. They can also be used to drain fluid or pus from around the lung. Complications are very rare. ...Read more