Schedule an initial consultation at one of these locations:

Utah Vascular Clinic

801.281.0027

650 East 4500 South, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Ogden Regional Medical Center

801.479.2450

5475 South 500 East
Washington Terrace, UT 84405

Services

Interventional Procedures

Percutaneous Gastrostomy/Gastojejunostromy

Gastric Tube Placement

What is a gastrostomy tube?

A gastrostomy tube (g-tube) is a type of feeding tube that is inserted directly into the stomach through the abdominal wall. A g-tube is used to give liquid dietary formulas and medications in patients who cannot safely swallow or cannot maintain adequate nutrition orally.

How is a gastrostomy tube placed?

A gastrostomy tube can placed surgically, or by less invasive means by an interventional radiologist (IR). During insertion, the IR places a needle into the stomach through the abdominal wall under x-ray guidance. The needle is then exchanged over a soft, flexible wire for the g-tube. The procedure is performed under IV sedation using a local anesthetic to numb the area of insertion. Because the procedure is minimally-invasive, that tube can usually be used within 24 hours of placement.


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Do you know the signs & symptoms?

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm.

  • Swelling, usually in one leg
    (or arm)
  • Leg pain or tenderness often described as a cramp or
    Charley horse
  • Reddish or bluish skin discoloration
  • Leg (or arm) warm to touch

Pulmonary Embolism

Clots can break off from a DVT and travel to the lung, causing a pulmonary embolism (PE), which can be fatal.

  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Chest pain-sharp, stabbing; may get worse with deep breath
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Unexplained cough, sometimes with bloody mucus