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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 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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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 nasogastric tube feeding used for?

What is nasogastric tube feeding used for?

Simple bypass: Ng feeding is a simple and short term way to maintain enteral ( using the digestive tract) feedings to maintain adequate nutrition while a patient is not aleart enough to feed or has problems with the swallowing process. If the patient has long term needs, a tube thru the abdominal wall to the stomach can do the same thing.Good nutrition is important to healing. ...Read more

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How are gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube different?

How are gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube different?

Nose and stomach: nasogastric tube is a tube inserted through the nose and place the tip in the stomach for feeding purposes gastric tube is a tube go directly to the stomach through the abdomen bypassing the upper part could be inserted by a scope without surgery or general anesthesia ...Read more

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Dose gastric motility deteriorate when using jejunul tube feeding

Slows down: You are essentially bypassing the stomach ( gastric area) and feeding right into the intestines. Thus the motility of the stomach would be less in instances in which you are feeding directly into the intestines. ...Read more

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Is prolonged nasogastric tube feeding ok?

Is prolonged nasogastric tube feeding ok?

No: long term use of nasogastric tube can cause erosion to the nose and nostrils and can cause all kind of sinus problems if tube feeding warranted the use PEG tube which a tube that could go directly to the stomach via the abdomen bypassing the upper part and could be inserted by a scope no need for surgery or anesthesia and tolerated by any body regardless how sick they are it could be done bed side ...Read more

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Can surgery for gsstric bypass, peg tube placement or central line damage the phrenic nerve?

Can surgery for gsstric bypass, peg tube placement or central line damage the phrenic nerve?

Yes: Placement of a central line, in the neck, may damage the phrenic nerve, although this is highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is the same: Normally the eustachian tube that connects middle ear to nasopharygeal area , remain closed in this condition it opens intermittently opens ...Read more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction or patulous eustachian tube, what's the difference?

Eustachian tube dysfunction or patulous eustachian tube, what's the difference?

Ear tube issues: The two terms relate to the state of the eustacian tube and the consequences of that state.The patuous description implies the eustacian tube does not open and close in a normal manner. If you station tube is not open and close it is deemed to have dysfunction. This dysfunction may result in autophony, a sensation of hearing an echo in one's head. ...Read more

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How come there isnt an artificial fallopian tube or fallopian tube transplant?

How come there isnt an artificial fallopian tube or fallopian tube transplant?

Because IVF works: There is no good reason to try to make an artificial fallopian tube or try to transplant a fallopian tube, as in vitro fertilization (ivf) has high success rates for tubal problems causing infertility. ...Read more

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Is HSG fallopian tube test painful?

Is HSG fallopian tube test painful?

Not really: The hsg causes cramps. The discomfort one has can depend on such factors as her pain tolerance as well as who does the procedure and his/her expertise. For example, i perform all hsg's on my own patients and have done so for over 20 years. My techniques give less discomfort, for example, compared to a doctor who only does them on occasion or has only done them for a few years. ...Read more

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Is it cruel to feed someone through a nasogastric tube or esophagostomy tube?

Is it cruel to feed someone through a nasogastric tube or esophagostomy tube?

No: On occasions, it can be life saving. If someone is unable to talk food orally, the next best approach is a feeding tube, either through the nose or percutaneously, which would be for long-term use. An esophagostomy tube is used for drainage of the esophagus, and is not used as a feeding tube. ...Read more

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Differences between gastrostomy and nasogastric tube.?

Location: The location of the tube tells which one it is. A nasogastric tube is a temporary tube placed through the nose into the stomach. It can be used to remove fluid from the stomach, or used for instilling liquid food. A gastrostomy tube is a surgically placed tube through the abdominal skin into the stomach, usually used for longer term nutritional liquid feeding. ...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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My doctor suggested a gj tube to replace my nj tube what are some pros cons of gj tube instead a nj tube?

My doctor suggested a gj tube to replace my nj tube what are some pros cons of gj tube instead a nj tube?

NJ vs GJ tubes: There are a number of key differences between a naso-jejunal tube versus a gastro-jejunal tube: 1) point of insertion--nj goes thru your nose while gj is placed thru your skin ; presumably is more comfortable; 2) reliability--nj ; gj tubes notoriously both flop back into the stomach, but the frequency is a little higher with the ng device; 3) nj tubes can cause esophageal trauma; gj tubes don't. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a nephrostomy tube insertion in me?

What are the risks of a nephrostomy tube insertion in me?

Bleeding, infection: A percutaneous (through the skin) nephrostomy tube is generally placed when there is obstruction to the flow of urine into the bladder such as a large kidney stone. It is usually placed by a radiologist with the aid of xray equipment. Bleeding may occur during placement and if left for a long period of time, the tube may become infected. ...Read more

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Ear tube insertion for an anxious adult?

Ear tube insertion for an anxious adult?

How to get thru it?: Hard to tell what you want, but if you are anxious about the procedure and if it is soon, be sure to tell the doctor. Possibly you'll be either reassured or sedated or educated or more. If it's in the future, there might be time for sessions with a good cbt therapist. That's a good idea even after the immediate issue to resolve fears/phobias. It will be ok. Tell yourself that lots folk do it. ...Read more

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Can force of fluid in chromopertubation open faliopian tube ?

Can force of fluid in chromopertubation open faliopian tube ?

I've seen it work: I perform hsg's on all of my own patients, and have been doing so (with water based contrast) for over 20 yrs. Many of my patients conceived right after the hsg was done! ...Read more

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Is a cecostomy tube temporary or permanent?

Is a cecostomy tube temporary or permanent?

Most of the time : It is and should be temporary if used at all. But some times it is a last ditch effort in a severely ill patient who may not survive a bigger and more effective surgery. ...Read more