Peg Tube Diagram As a caregiver or patient, we believe you have a right to the most comfortable and reliable gastrostomy tubes, that's why we developed the MiniONE ® line of buttons. Whether you use our Balloon or Non-Balloon g-tube designs, we strive to provide the comfort and confidence you deserve, minimizing leaks, balloon breaks and granulation tissue.
Peg Tube Diagram The stomach connects the esophagus to the small intestine, and acts as an important reservoir for food, prior to delivery to the small intestine. Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David
Peg Tube Diagram Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is an endoscopic medical procedure in which a tube (PEG tube) is passed into a patient's stomach through the abdominal wall, most commonly to provide a means of feeding when oral intake is not adequate (for example, because of dysphagia or sedation).
Peg Tube Diagram Some PEG tubes have a "bumper" that prevents pulling the tube through to the outside, in which case the tube is cut from the inside during an endoscopic procedure and removed through the mouth. In most cases, the external PEG openings are small and heal without formal intervention, but larger openings may need to be closed with sutures.