percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)


A surgical procedure that uses an endoscope a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and lens) to help guide doctors during gastrostomy (a surgical procedure to create an opening into the stomach through the abdominal wall).

Doctors use an endoscope to create a stoma (artificial opening) through the abdominal wall into the stomach and place a feeding tube (gastrostomy tube).

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