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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?

Endoscopic procedure: Peg or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy allows access to the stomach for tube feedings. It is done in the endoscopy suite, under IV sedation. The endoscope is directed into the stomach and theend of the endoscope is used to push the stomach against the abdominal wall. A needle attached to a wire is then inserted under direct vision and the wire is used to guide feeding tube into the stomach. ...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?

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