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My daughter has angelman's syndrome, she is due to have a gastrostomy, is this a common procedure?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Sometimes the gastrostomy tube surgery is done in conjunction with a fundoplication.
If she has reflux then most likely they should be done together. Doing a g-tube alone may promote vomiting and inability to feed your child. Check with your doctor to see if she has been evaluated for reflux.

In brief: Yes
Sometimes the gastrostomy tube surgery is done in conjunction with a fundoplication.
If she has reflux then most likely they should be done together. Doing a g-tube alone may promote vomiting and inability to feed your child. Check with your doctor to see if she has been evaluated for reflux.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Children who are unable or who are unsafe to take feeds by mouth often undergo placement of a gastrostomy tube.
This is a common procedure in such children.

In brief: Yes
Children who are unable or who are unsafe to take feeds by mouth often undergo placement of a gastrostomy tube.
This is a common procedure in such children.
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
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Dr. Troy Reyna
gastrostomy tubes are copmmon in children who cannot meet caloric needs by oral feeding. they should be worked up for gastric reflux before so that the gtube does not exacerbate the symptoms.
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