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When is a gastrostomy tube for neonates used?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Variety of reasons

In newborns a gastrostomy tube is used to feed them if unable to eat due to cleft palate, vocal cord paralysis, or severe refliux with aspiration.
Some infants with severe heart disease may not have the energy to feed themselves and need help until their heart defect is repaired and they are stronger.

In brief: Variety of reasons

In newborns a gastrostomy tube is used to feed them if unable to eat due to cleft palate, vocal cord paralysis, or severe refliux with aspiration.
Some infants with severe heart disease may not have the energy to feed themselves and need help until their heart defect is repaired and they are stronger.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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