Gastrostomy and Gastrojejunostomy Tube Placement

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Treatment for:

Nutritional support

Why it’s done:

Placement of a feeding tube into the stomach (gastrostomy tube) or a feeding tube that passes from the stomach into the small intestine (gastrojejunostomy tube) allows nutritional support for patients who are unable to take sufficient food by mouth.

How it’s done:

An interventional radiologist uses X-rays to guide placement of a feeding tube into the stomach. When the stomach is abnormal, a longer feeding tube can be inserted which passes further into the small intestine.

Level of anesthesia:

Conscious sedation


Bleeding, infection, damage to the small or large bowel, leakage into the body cavity


Two to four hours of bed rest


As needed for leakage or obstruction of the tube

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