Feeding Tube Procedure
A feeding tube is a device that’s inserted into your stomach through your abdomen. It’s used to supply nutrition when you have trouble eating. Feeding tube insertion is also called percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and G-tube insertion.
This treatment is reserved for when you have trouble eating on your own, due to reasons such as the following:
- You have an abnormality of your mouth or esophagus, which is the tube that connects your throat to your stomach.
- You have difficulty swallowing or keeping food down.
- You aren’t getting enough nutrition or fluids by mouth.