PEG TUBE PLACEMENT FOR FEEDING

What We Do

Team LivGastro provides utility based model of care that integrates specialists, primary care , laboratory, imaging and other health services to give patients a convenient and superior outcome along with a pleasant experience. Since we primarily focus on outdoor-patient care, on the site instant testing along with detailed and accurate results, we enable our patients and their families save
a lot of effort, time and money.

PEG TUBE PLACEMENT FOR FEEDING

PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy) Feeding Tube – Indications and Management

When a person becomes unable to eat or drink anything by mouth (terminal cases), a feeding tube is inserted directly into the stomach through the abdominal skin. The tube helps to enrich the person with nutrients by way of feeding directly into the gastrointestinal tract, bypassing the mouth or the esophagus. Even though the procedure seldom helps in continuing a person’s life apparently at the fag end of it, the practice works on the principle of ‘Trying your best towards saving a soul’.

Be that as it may, the surgery involved in placing a PEG tube is quite simple, though the circumstances under which it is performed is rather complex. To begin with, the person is made to wear a hospital gown, while eyeglasses; dentures (if any) are removed from his/her person. This will be followed by pushing antibiotics (IV) and some sedatives to relieve consequential discomfort.

The attending physician will then insert an endoscope through the mouth of the patient right into the stomach. The camera (with light source) fitted on to the endoscope will send picture of the patient’s stomach lining which will help the physician to determine the appropriate site for placing the PEG tube.

However, a small incision needs to be made in the abdominal wall to insert the PEG tube which will be secured with the abdomen with a tape.

What happens then?

Well; for the next 48 hours (or two consecutive days) there will be drainage around the PEG tube, while a sterile gauge dressing will take care of it. However, once the wound has healed and the dressing has been removed, the area may be washed clean everyday with soap and warm water, while nutrients may be sent across the PEG tube directly into the stomach. The whole procedure does not take more than 30 to 45 minutes at the maximum.

Warning: The physician or the attendants must keep close watch on the patient/person to see if any infection has occurred and should take immediate steps to tackle it right away.

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Based on 43 reviews.
Shiv kumar Thakur
Shiv kumar Thakur
2022-01-09
Dr. Vijay rai is the best doctor.
PRANAB BARIK
PRANAB BARIK
2022-01-09
Dr, rai is the best person , the best place to visit,
Prabir Das
Prabir Das
2022-01-09
Dr Rai is the best doctor we have come across but reception staffs is poor,
saurwita brahma
saurwita brahma
2021-12-31
Good place. Safe and secured. Good treatment. Doctor is deft and experienced. All other staff are cooperative and supportive
Prodip kumar Majumder
Prodip kumar Majumder
2021-12-30
Satisfied
Sanjiv Singh
Sanjiv Singh
2021-12-30
Very good clinic for all stomach issues under the supervision of one of the best doctor and excellent staff
Rajeev Singh
Rajeev Singh
2021-12-29
Visiting a clinic is not a good feeling but thanks to Dr Vijay Rai and Monica Rai mai it is a releiving experience due to satisfactory treatment and awesome service, kudos to Live Gastro and blessings
THERESA MENDES
THERESA MENDES
2021-12-26
To those of you who may have a gastric issue and want a masterclass Gastroenterologist who builds excellent rapport with his patients, you could do well to meet Dr Vijay Kumar Rai of Liv-Gastro. Dr Vijay Kr Rai is hands down one of Kolkata’s best Gastroenterologists. His presentation of self, decorum, services and treatment processes are definitely top notch. Undoubtedly he represents one of the best health care professionals in his field. Dr. Vijay Kr. Rai’s newest venture Liv-Gastro is testimony of his hard work, grit, innovative ideas and determination to bring the best into his arena of practice; in order to achieve maximum treatment options thereby leading to positive outcomes. He has worked relentlessly with steadfast intent and passion to build and expand on his ideas and Liv Gastro is evidence of all that and more. A tour of the campus and floors reveal pristine, cheerful, brightly lit, consultation rooms, diagnostic laboratories, examination rooms, Dr’s clinics, waiting rooms and reception. The warm decor where detailed attention has been given to ensure a patient friendly ambience and the kind, courteous and graceful staff all add to a cheerful exuberance. Some of the services offered are: 1.Day care 2. ERCP 3.EUS 4.Capsule Endoscopy 5. Manometry 6. Fibroscan Dr Vijay Kumar Rai is a very supportive Dr who takes his patients seriously putting their needs first. He has a well rounded knowledge and expertise in his area of practice and inspires confidence. As a patient I was always sure of quality management of my condition and his ability to zero in on the problem is truly amazing. His persistence in dealing with my health issues has been accurate and he has seen me right through to recovery refusing to give in. I could not ask for more. It’s great to find a Dr who combines care and concern along with the prescription which always leaves one with a “feel good”feeling. I do not hesitate to recommend Dr. Vijay Kumar Rai and the team at Liv Gastro to friends and wider circles.