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      Category : Health Centers > Digestive System


Alternate Names : Stomach Tube, Gastrostomy Tube, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, PEG

Gastrostomy | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

An x-ray may be done before the gastrostomy tube is used for feeding. This is done to be sure that it is in the correct spot. Feedings will begin with clear liquids, and gradually be increased to thicker solutions. The head of the bed should be elevated to prevent the person from vomiting.

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Gastrostomy: Home Care and Complications

Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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