Gastrostomy & Gastrojejunostomy Near Houston
A gastrostomy tube, or G-tube, is a feeding tube that is placed through the skin of the abdomen and into the stomach. It is used on either a temporary or permanent basis for patients who are unable to chew and eat food on their own.
Gastrojejunostomy is a feeding tube that is placed directly into the small intestine, usually when there is blockage or other abnormality within the stomach that prevents the placement of a gastrostomy tube.
Gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy procedures are performed by Synergy Vascular and Interventional’s team of highly qualified interventional radiologists and can be done less invasively than the surgical alternative, and without requiring general anesthesia. During this procedure, imaging guidance is used to place the tube through a small incision in the abdomen. Once the tube is in place it is secured to the abdominal wall and stomach or intestines, and no stitches are required.
These methods do not usually require the patient to spend the evening in the hospital. After the procedure, the tube may be used in about 24 hours. Compared with surgical alternatives, tube placement by our interventional radiologists is less invasive, and a faster recovery.
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Synergy Vascular and Interventional serves 10 hospital and outpatient imaging centers in the greater Houston area. SVI has locations in Houston, Pearland, Humble, Webster, Katy, Cypress and The Woodlands. Please call (713) 621-7436 for any questions regarding gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy by our interventional radiologists.