A peg is a tube placed into the stomach from outside the abdomen, which is used to feed the stomach with liquid nutrition. A g tube is similar to a peg tube, but it is surgically placed while a peg is endoscopically placed.What is the medical term for PEG tube?
A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a procedure for placing a feeding tube directly into the stomach through a small incision in the abdominal wall with the assistance of an instrument known as an endoscope. The procedure is performed as a means of providing nutrition to patients who cannot take food by mouth.Is a PEG tube and g tube the same?
though both terms are often used interchangeably, g-tube implies tube placed in the stomach only while peg tube may be tube placed in the stomach, duodenum, and jejunum. A gastrostomy, G, or PEG tube is always in the stomach. A gastrojejunostomy consists of two tubes in one.Is PEG tube placement a major surgery?
PEG tube placement is a safe procedure, but all surgeries carry some risks. You will need to sign a consent form that explains the risks and benefits of the surgery.