What is PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy?

Category: Surgeries

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See also: Feeding Tube

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.


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

Severe
5
Moderate
6
Mild
6
None
14

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

Hospitalization
Patients
84
Patients
4
Patients
2
Hospitalization
Patients
2
Patients
2
Patients
2

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Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
93
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
2
Reason
Other
Patients
1
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Duration

Currently Having PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
5
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
8
Stopped Having PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
2
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
3
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
0

Adherence


Always
Patients
21
68%
Usually
Patients
5
16%
Sometimes
Patients
4
13%
Never
Patients
1
3%

Burden


Very
Patients
4
13%
Somewhat
Patients
8
26%
A little
Patients
12
39%
Not at all
Patients
7
23%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
16
107%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
2
13%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
3
20%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
10
67%
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8 patient evaluations for PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

Tommy Maker
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Tommy Maker
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Feb 8, 2014 (Started Feb 05, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support weight gain: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Difficult to say at this early stage but I expect that it will be very helpful as my ability to eat declines further.

  • 0 helpful marks
amma
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amma
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See amma's full PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy history

Oct 19, 2011 (Started Jun 05, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage:
Advice & Tips: now use it most of my nutrition

Jan 12, 2011 (Started Jun 05, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage:
Advice & Tips: Started to use as a supplement to eating

Nov 19, 2009 (Started Jun 05, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage:
Advice & Tips: Glad I got it early, but only use it when I was sick or really tired.

  • 0 helpful marks
pitsbacon
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pitsbacon
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See pitsbacon's full PEG-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy history

Nov 18, 2010 (Started Nov 11, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pre-placement while body still healthy: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Flush line and add more liquids to body.: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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