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PEG (Perkutan Endoskopik Gastrostomi)

PEG (Perkutan Endoskopik Gastrostomi)

Inserting a feeding tube into the stomach is called PEG.
PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy What is PEG?

Inserting a feeding tube into the stomach is called PEG. The procedure is performed during endoscopy and takes approximately 20 minutes. As a general rule, PEG placement is indicated in patients who cannot feed for more than 3 weeks. The inserted tube is not used for approximately 12 hours. However, afterward, nutritious formula and nutrients can be easily given through the tube. This tube usually needs to be replaced once a year.


Who Should Have a PEG?


• In oncological disorders;

Tumors in the ear, nose and throat area

Tumors in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract

Palliatively in inoperable cases

• In neurological disorders;
cerebrovascular stroke

brain tumors

Bulbar paralysis

Parkinson's disease

Cerebral palsy

It can be applied to patients with end-stage Alzheimer's disease and those who cannot swallow food.

PEG is a procedure that makes life much easier for both the patient and those who care for the patient. Since the effect of sedation before the procedure will last for another 3-4 hours, patients should not drive. For this reason, it is recommended that they come to their appointment with someone who will take them back to their home.

Liv Hospital PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy)


Liv Hospital's experienced physicians also apply feeding treatment with the PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy) method as a part of health services that offer special and innovative solutions to their patients.

PEG is an endoscopic approach applied to meet the nutritional needs of patients who have problems with normal nutrition, and this method applied at Liv Hospital has achieved significant success in improving the quality of life of patients. With its advanced medical technology and experienced expert staff, Liv Hospital is a leading healthcare institution that solves nutritional problems with PEG in the most effective way. For those looking for contemporary and personalized solutions in health, Liv Hospital offers its patients a reliable health experience with innovative approaches such as PEG.