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.
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