Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

A PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) is a tube that is inserted into the
stomach. It allows a child to be fed directly into their stomach by bypassing the mouth
and throat. Most medicines can be given by gastrostomy tube.

Gastrostomies are often used for :-

  • children who are unable to take enough food via their mouth to enable them to
    grow and develop
  • children who need to feed gradually
  • children who have had feeding problems with naso gastric tubes
  • children who are unable to take food or fluid by mouth due to unsafe swallow

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)