Gastrostomy diagnostic at CARE Hospitals
A feeding tube diagnosis or gastrostomy is equipment that goes through your abdomen and into your stomach.
When you have problems eating, it is used to provide nourishment. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and G-tube insertion are all terms used to describe the procedure of inserting a feeding tube as in gastrostomy.
Gastrostomy is not a condition but a diagnostic procedure. It can’t be performed without a prescription.
Gastric problems are common and may or may not require medical attention if not severe. It is only after the proper physical and diagnostic examinations that doctors opt for gastrostomy.
If one or more than one of the following symptoms aren’t going away, doctors at CARE Hospitals will advise gastrostomy-
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This treatment can benefit you if you are undergoing the following things-
You have a problem with your mouth or oesophagus, that is the tube that joins your neck and stomach.
You find it difficult to swallow or digest a meal properly.
Your swallowing is being compromised.
By mouth, you're not obtaining enough nutrition or fluids.
It is after the proper follow-up that doctors recommend going for gastrostomy. It may help them to diagnose and treat better.
Every surgical procedure has its own risks. In very rare cases, patients may experience.
Increased wounds or soreness
Diagnosis and Treatment
After you get in for the test, there are a few things to keep in mind. The procedure is followed by a before, during and after diagnosis and treatment. Before the diagnosis and treatment, here are a few pointers to keep in mind-
It is carried out by the top medical doctors in India at CARE Hospitals. Tell your doctor if you're taking any medications.
One week before the procedure, you must cease using blood thinners or anti-inflammatory drugs.
You also have to inform the doctor whether you are pregnant, or have other medical conditions like diabetes allergies, heart conditions, or lung conditions.
If you have diabetes, you may be asked to change your oral medications on the day of the surgery.
An endoscope is also called a flexible tube with a camera attached. It is used by doctors to perform a gastrostomy.
To make you more comfortable, you may be given an anaesthetic. This could make you sleepy after the treatment.
Make arrangements for someone to drive you back home.
This technique necessitates that you fast. Doctors usually advise that you fast for eight hours before the surgery.
Most people can go home the same day or the next day.
You should take off the jewellery or dentures before the surgery. After that, you'll be given an anaesthetic and pain reliever.
Your doctor inserts the endoscope into your mouth and down your oesophagus. The camera allows your doctor to see your stomach lining and ensure that the feeding line is appropriately positioned.
Your doctor will make a small incision in your abdomen to see your stomach. A hole is made to insert the feeding tube during the procedure.
The next step is to secure the tube and cover the wound with a sterile bandage. A small number of body fluids, such as blood or pus, may drip from the wound. This can last for less than an hour.
A feeding tube is either temporary or permanent.
After the treatment, take some time to relax. In five to seven days, your abdomen should be completely healed.
You may meet with a dietician after the tube has been inserted to learn how to use it for feeding. Your nutritionist will also show you how to properly care for your tube.
Drainage surrounding the tube is usual for a day or two, and your dressing will most likely be changed on a frequent basis by a nurse. It's typical to experience soreness for a few days around the incision site. To avoid skin irritation or infection, make sure the region is dry and clean.
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