Feeding tube insertion & management

Feeding tube insertion in St. Louis


Feeding tube insertion is done in part using a procedure called endoscopy. After the endoscopy tube is inserted, the skin over the left side of belly (abdomen) area is cleaned and numbed. The radiologist makes a small surgical cut in this area and inserts a small, flexible, hollow tube with a balloon or special tip into the stomach. The radiologist uses stitches to close the stomach around the tube.

Imaging Areas

children, abdomen

Typical Preparations

Offices of Service & Attending Physicians

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