Children who are not tolerating G-tube feeds may require a longer tube that feeds into the intestines. Learn how a G-tube is changed to a GJ-tube, and whether this type of tube might be right for your child.
Whenever your child needs surgery, it is scary. Learning about the procedure will hopefully make it less frightening for both you and your child. This page describes the various methods used to place a G-tube surgically. It also includes information about the hospital stay, what to bring to the hospital, and questions to ask before surgery is performed.
Some children with reflux also receive additional procedures when they get a G-tube, such as a fundoplication or pyloroplasty. Learn the pros and cons of these surgeries, why they may or may not be needed, and what alternatives there are to surgery.
If your child no longer needs his or her G-tube, congratulations! But sometimes the tube site does not close on its own. Learn how surgical site closure is performed, with detailed pictures of the healing process.