August 30, 2015
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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 a 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 Martin E. Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery

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"Gastrostomy tubes: Placement and routine care"
uptodate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2015

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

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