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Gi doctor question - my daughter has a gastrostomy. Any special needs?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Pretty simple

Taking care of a gastrostomy tube is pretty straight forward.
You should be instructed how to clean the skin site. If the tube is to be used for food or medications, you will also be instructed on how to do this. Pay close attention when you are taught how to flush the tube; this helps prevent the tube from getting clogged.

In brief: Pretty simple

Taking care of a gastrostomy tube is pretty straight forward.
You should be instructed how to clean the skin site. If the tube is to be used for food or medications, you will also be instructed on how to do this. Pay close attention when you are taught how to flush the tube; this helps prevent the tube from getting clogged.
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