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What are two reasons to perform a gastrostomy?

  Gastrostomy is done because a patient temporarily or permanently needs to be fed directly through a tube in the stomach. This procedure can be done for: 1.Babies wit (MORE)
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What is a Gastrostomy?

It is the surgical creation of an artificial opening into the stomach through the abdominal wall to allow tube feeding
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Who performs a gastrostomy?

The procedure is performed at a hospital or surgical clinic by a surgeon or gastroenterologist trained in endoscopy and placement of these tubes.
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