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(650) 342-7432

PEG

December 04, 2015
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A PEG is a safe and effective way to provide food, liquids and medications (when appropriate) directly into the stomach. The procedure is done for patients who are having difficulty swallowing. During the procedure, a physician places an endoscope (a long, thin, flexible instrument about 1/2 inch in diameter) into your mouth. The endoscope is then advanced through your esophagus (the "food pipe" leading from your mouth into your stomach) and into your stomach. The endoscope is used to ensure correct positioning of the PEG tube (also called a feeding tube) in your stomach. The PEG tube rests in the stomach and exits through the skin of the abdomen.

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100 S. Ellsworth Ave
Suite 507
San Mateo CA, 94401