URL of this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/presentations/100125.htm

Gastrostomy tube placement - series

Procedure, part 1

Procedure, part 1


A small, flexible, hollow tube (catheter) with a balloon or flared tip is inserted into the stomach. The stomach is stitched closed around the tube and the incision is closed.

Update Date 5/14/2014

Related MedlinePlus Health Topics