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WHAT WE DO: FEEDING TUBE REPLACEMENT (GASTROSTOMY TUBES, G-TUBES, PEG TUBES)




 

Dr. William Beaumont,
Father of Modern Gastroenterology (Circa 1800)


 

New York House Call Physicians: Your Doctor in the Family have experienced increased frequency of feeding tubes (G tubes, PEG tubes, G-J Tubes) falling out in the home in recent years.

 

The life span of feeding tubes seems to have dropped to roughly 1-3 months despite proper maintenance, Unfortunately, feeding tubes come out erratically and need to be replaced quickly before the hole between the skin and stomach closes.

 

New York House Call Physicians: Your Doctor in the Family have physicians, surgeons, and nurses all ready to replace the appropriate feeding tube at your bedside to avoid a trip to the emergency room.

 

You will be asked the make and model of the feeding tubes (G tubes, PEG tubes, G-J Tubes), the gauge (=size or diameter), and the balloon size.

 

If we cannot find the exact right feeding tube for you, we can insert a temporary tube to avoid a whole new procedure in some cases.

 

All feeding tubes (G tubes, PEG tubes, G-J Tubes) that are replaced will be followed by an immediate post-placement portable abdominal x-ray using a safe water based contrast agent called MD-Gastroview. This makes sure your tube is working and in the right place. Thus is our protocol and supported by current literature.

 

If you feel you feeding tube needs replacement, please contact us.

 


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