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PEG Tubes

Introduction

A PEG tubeĀ is a thin plastic tube that enables you to be fed directly into your stomach without taking food through your mouth. PEG stands for:

Percutaneous

Endoscopically placed

Gastrostomy

Why do I need it?

When it is not possible or safe for you to take enough food and drink by mouth, the best way to have liquid food and medication is through a PEG tube. You will need to use special liquid feeds. Your Dietitian will choose the appropriate feeds and this is available on prescription. PEG feeding allows us to help you maintain essential hydration and nutrition adequately and safely.

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