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.
|Daily Mar 30, 1998 - Last Update|
Jul 16, 2009
EffectivenessMajor (for Other)
BurdenNot at all hard to take