Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a medical procedure used to place a feeding tube directly into the stomach. This procedure is usually performed for patients who have difficulty swallowing or are unable to take food and fluids orally. Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad offers this procedure with the highest level of expertise and advanced medical equipment.
PEG is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the insertion of a feeding tube through a small incision in the abdominal wall, guided by an endoscope. This endoscope is a flexible tube with a camera and light source that allows the medical team to visualize the stomach and guide the placement of the feeding tube. The tube is usually made of a soft, flexible material and can be adjusted to accommodate the patient's specific needs.
There are several indications for PEG placement, including neurological disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease, as well as cancer, severe trauma, and other medical conditions that affect the ability to swallow. PEG placement can improve the patient's nutrition and hydration status, reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonia, and improve their overall quality of life.
Before the procedure, patients will receive instructions from the medical team on how to prepare for the PEG placement. This may include fasting for a certain period of time, adjusting medications, and stopping blood-thinning medications. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia and sedation, and patients can usually go home the same day.
At Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad, our medical team includes gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists, and specialized nurses who have extensive experience in performing PEG procedures. Our state-of-the-art endoscopy suite is equipped with advanced medical equipment, ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care and achieve the best possible outcomes.
In summary, PEG placement is a minimally invasive medical procedure used to place a feeding tube directly into the stomach. Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad offers this procedure with the highest level of expertise, advanced medical equipment, and experienced medical staff, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care and achieve optimal outcomes.