PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

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CombatALS's PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy History (Ongoing)
Daily Mar 30, 1998 - Last Update

CombatALS's PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy is for…

  • Other

CombatALS has not reported any side effects for PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy.

Evaluations


Jul 16, 2009

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: With the peg, I don't have to worry about eating. I get all the nutrition I need with the supplements through the peg and I can eat small bits of food to satisfy any urge to taste.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

About PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (Surgery)

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a surgical procedure for placing a feeding tube without having to perform an open operation on the abdomen (laparotomy). A gastrostomy (a surgical opening into the stomach) is made percutaneously (through the skin) using an endoscope (a flexible, lighted instrument) to determine where to place the feeding tube in the stomach and secure it in place.

Learn more about PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in our PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Community Report.