On March 20th and 21st, 2024, the Diagnostic Endoscopy Centre proudly achieved NSQHS accreditation (second edition) against the National Standards, marking a successful completion without any recommendations. We are thrilled to share this accomplishment with our community.
We extend our gratitude to our staff, clinical team, and patients for their contributions to our success and ongoing dedication as we persist in our mission to provide clinical excellence and optimal patient outcomes.

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PEG Placement

Percutaneous Endoscopy Gastrostomy Placement (PEG Placement)

Placement of a gastrostomy tube is required for patients who are unable to consume sufficient kilojoules. These patients are unable to eat or swallow enough nutrition for their daily activities.

The gastrostomy tube is placed through the abdomen into the stomach and can be used for nutrition, fluids or medications.

Gastrostomy can be used for a short time or long-term for patients with diagnoses such as facial trauma, dysphagia and tumours of the head and neck.

Physicians will use a lighted, flexible tube to place the tube through the mouth and into the stomach.

During the gastrostomy tube placement procedure, patients require a mild sedative and pain medication for comfort.

A Registered Nurse assists the doctor during the procedure and a Sedationist/Anaesthetist monitors vital signs.

After the endoscopy procedure patients and/or carers must learn how to use and care for the tube.