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Gastrostomy

Treatments Related to Gastrostomy

Different conditions may require different tube feeding (enteral nutrition) methods. Related treatments to gastrostomy provide nutrients to the patient without an incision in the stomach. Other methods may be used for only temporary feeding needs or permanently.
 
These are some of the other treatment options for patients:
  • Nasogastric tube (nasoantral tube) – A tube in the nose
  • Jejunostomy (percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy-PEJ) tube – A tube inserted into the small intestine
Depending on the patient’s individual condition, health and needs, doctors at Florida Hospital may recommend one of these related treatments to gastrostomy instead of a tube into the stomach. Each method has risks and patients should ensure that they fully understand the procedure before undergoing surgery.
 

Locations for Gastrostomy