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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (cont.)

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What are the advantages of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy?

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

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care

REFERENCE:

DeLegge, Mark H., MD, FACG, AGAF. "Gastrostomy tubes: Placement and routine care"
UptoDate. Updated Aug. 11, 2016.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/12/2016

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/percutaneous_endoscopic_gastrostomy/article.htm

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