What is a PEG?

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a method of placing a tube into the stomach percutaneously, aided by endoscopy. This procedure is done when patients are having difficulty swallowing, as an effective way to provide food and liquid directly into the stomach. Once inserted, the PEG tube The PEG tube rests in the stomach and exits through the skin of the abdomen.