Having a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gartrostomy (PEG) tube inserted

PEG tubes are used for people who have irreversible swallowing problems or who are unable to take in enough food or fluid to meet their nutritional requirements (following a stroke or from Motor Neurone Disease for example). They are also placed when the swallowing mechanism is expected to be impaired for a significant period of time, but may recover as these tubes can be removed.

Having a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gartrostomy (PEG) tube inserted icon

Having a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gartrostomy (PEG) tube inserted

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