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Peg (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) Tube Insertion

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What do I need to know about PEG tube insertion?

PEG insertion is a procedure to place a soft, plastic feeding tube into your stomach. You may get nutrition or medicine through the tube.

How do I prepare for PEG tube insertion?

What will happen during PEG tube insertion?

What can I expect after PEG tube insertion?

The PEG tube will be taped to your abdomen to prevent pulling. A bandage will keep it clean and help prevent infection. You may see drainage for a couple days after the procedure. The incision area where the tube is inserted may be sore or tender. This should get better in a couple days.

What are the risks of PEG tube insertion?

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