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.
Perceived effectiveness for Pre-placement while body still healthy:
Perceived effectiveness for Flush line and add more liquids to body.:
Advice & Tips:
I haven't started using the PEG for its real purpose--to feed me when I can no longer eat by mouth. I've had it about a week and it's healing ok. Had some major pain the first night, but then each day after the pain has gotten better.
This is a good way to add more fluids to the body, because I usually never drink 64 oz daily.
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