Peg

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Insertion 

What is a PEG?

A Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) is the procedure where
a tube is inserted through the skin of your abdominal wall into your
stomach, to enable you to have liquid food.

Why are you having this procedure? 

A PEG is generally recommended for people who experience difficulties
with swallowing. Because of your difficulties with swallowing, your doctor
has asked us to place a percutaneous gastrostomy tube through the skin
of your abdominal wall into your stomach. You will be able to have liquid food
through this tube.

Preparation

You will be asked not to have anything to eat or drink from midnight on the day of the procedure so that your
stomach is empty.