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.