What is Jejunal feeding tube (J-tube)?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Feeding Tube

Jejunostomy tube is surgically implanted in the small intestine called the jejunum just below the stomach. The primary reason for use of the J-Tube is to bypass the stomach and to be fed directly into the intestinal tract.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 3 1
Choking on food 1 0
Chronic pain syndrome 1 0
Cystic fibrosis 1 0
Food allergy 1 1

Show all 16 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Jejunal feeding tube (J-tube)

Side effect Patients Percentage
Abdominal bloating 1
Acid reflux 1

Why patients stopped taking Jejunal feeding tube (J-tube)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Jejunal feeding tube (J-tube)


Currently using Jejunal feeding tube (J-tube)

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped using Jejunal feeding tube (J-tube)

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Jejunal feeding tube (J-tube).