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Gastrostomy tube placement - series—Incision

Incision

Overview

While the patient is deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia), a small incision is made on the left side of the abdomen.

Review Date 5/17/2020

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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