Primary Children's Hospital

(801) 662-1000Map100 Mario Capecchi Dr.Salt Lake City, UT 84113

A gastrostomy is a surgical opening in a child's stomach to insert a feeding tube.  A child may be given a gastrostomy because serious medical problems prevent him or her from eating and drinking in the usual way.  For example, if a child cannot get enough to eat, a doctor may recommend a gastrostomy.  The tube used for feeding is sometimes called a G-tube.

To learn more about gastrostomies, you can contact Primary Children's Hospital.

Gastrostomy Video

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