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What is percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)?

A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a safe and effective way to provide food, liquids and medications (when appropriate) directly into the stomach. The procedure is done for patients who are having trouble swallowing.

Why do I need to have the PEG procedure?

Your physician has recommended that you have this procedure in order to make sure you are getting adequate nutrition.