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Open gastrostomy

Open gastrostomy

Open gastrostomy: An open gastrostomy is an open surgery to insert a feeding tube through the skin into the stomach; a surgical gastrostomy may be performed if endoscopic insertion through the mouth is contraindicated.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Open gastrostomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Open gastrostomy:

  • Birth defects of mouth, esophagus, or stomach
  • Inability to swallow correctly
  • Breathing in food
  • Inability to ingest enough food to thrive

Non-Surgical Options: Open gastrostomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Open gastrostomy:

  • Endoscopic insertion of the feeding tube by mouth

Other Surgical Options: Open gastrostomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Open gastrostomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Open gastrostomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Open gastrostomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Open gastrostomy

Possible surgical complications of Open gastrostomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Open gastrostomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Good prognosis. Care must be taken at home to keep the feeding tube clean.

Open gastrostomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Open gastrostomy) include:

  • G-tube insertion

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