Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (cont.)

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What are the advantages of percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy?

Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy takes less time, carries less risk and costs less than a surgical gastrostomy which requires opening the abdomen. Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy is a commonly-performed so there are many physicians with experience in performing the procedure. When feasible, percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy is preferable to a surgical gastrostomy.

Medically reviewed by Venkatachala Mohan, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Gastroenterology

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"Gastrostomy tubes: Placement and routine care"
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/24/2014

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