What is a PEG?
PEG stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach. PEG allows nutrition, fluids and/or medications to be put directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus.
How is the PEG performed?
For Parcutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy procedures in Palm Beach, your doctor will use a lighted flexible tube called an endoscope to guide the creation of a small opening through the skin of the upper abdomen and directly into the stomach. This procedure allows the doctor to place and secure a feeding tube into the stomach. Patients generally receive an intravenous sedative and local anesthesia, and an antibiotic is given by vein prior to the procedure. Patients can usually go home the day of the procedure or the next day.
Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches is a full-service gastroenterology practice specializing in diseases of the digestive tract and liver. Our gastroenterologists utilize a wide range of digestive endoscopy techniques, including Parcutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy procedures in Palm Beach.
With over 80 years of combined experience, our gastroenterologist specialists in Palm Beach perform thousands of procedures each year, including Parcutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy procedures in Palm Beach. Our patients are in the hands of the most qualified and highly trained board-certified gastroenterologists in Palm Beach. Our physicians are the foremost experts in digestive wellness and gastrointestinal diseases in Palm Beach County.
Formed in 2005, Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches has two convenient office locations in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, as well as hospital privileges at Good Samaritan, St. Mary’s and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Our gastroenterology center is fully certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Our gastroenterology center in Palm Beach is a doctor’s office, as well as an outpatient endoscopic facility, specializing in colon cancer screening and gastroenterology. We take pride in providing high-quality healthcare services in a warm and welcoming environment, where guests feel comfortable and secure. The gastrointestinal doctors, nurses and staff appreciate the confidence and trust that you have placed in us.
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