Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG) in Dallas, TX

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The insertion of a feeding tube, or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), is a treatment during which a tube is positioned directly into one's stomach. This tube provides a way for nutrition, fluids, and medication to enter immediately into one's stomach without passing through the mouth or esophagus. This procedure could be incredibly important if a patient has difficulty with swallowing or other issues with consuming proper nutrition orally. If you or a family member has more questions about PEG in Dallas, TX, it can be helpful to contact a highly trained gastroenterologist. Please request a consultation at a local Digestive Health Associates of Texas to learn more about this procedure.

PEG or feeding tube insertion is often used for patients who are not able to consume a substantial enough amount of nutrition by mouth, for example, patients who have difficulty swallowing. In some instances, a person may only need a feeding tube for a short period, while others will use a feeding tube for the rest of their lives. The duration of time a patient will need to use a feeding tube depends on the precipitating factor for the condition. The tube itself will require regular replacement to avoid deterioration or clogging. Similar to the reason requiring the feeding tube placement, a person might or might not be allowed to intake food or liquids by mouth. If the tube is recommended as a result of a difficult time swallowing such as in the aftermath of a stroke, then you will likely receive restrictions regarding your oral consumption. Many people receiving a feeding tube are still allowed to drink or eat after the insertion. It is important to determine this with your Digestive Health Associates of Texas gastroenterology provider.

PEG/feeding tube insertion is a common process but, as is the case with any medical treatment, might come with a few risks. Some of the risks of feeding tube insertion could include pain near the tube's entry point, displacement of the feeding tube, as well as bleeding. Discuss with your specialist any questions or concerns you may have, or any risks that might be heightened for you. It is imperative to have a conversation about all of the risks and benefits of this procedure with your Dallas, TX gastrointestinal specialist in advance of having the feeding tube inserted.

The insertion of a feeding tube can facilitate the access of nutrients into the body anytime that eating food orally is not possible. If you or a loved one needs a feeding tube, we encourage you to inquire with an expert GI specialist by reaching out to the specialists at Digestive Health Associates of Texas. As a physician-led team of GI specialists, Digestive Health Associates of Texas aims to provide patient-centric service that goes beyond expectations. Get in touch with one of our board-certified GI specialists if you find yourself with any other questions about feeding tube insertion in Dallas, TX, or any alternate methods for helping patients with GI tract conditions.

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Friendly, informative, took extra time after hours to do procedure...Thanks again

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Had upper and lower G.I. No issues. Excellent.

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