If we look at the G-tube meaning, it is a feeding tube using long-term nutrition support for almost four to six weeks. This is the most commonly used feeding tube which is inserted into the stomach through the abdomen. This tube can also be used as a gastric drainage in case of a small intestine blockage and can also be vented out to release stomach gasses. G-tube is inserted into the stomach with the help of three different surgeries. The first one is by creating an inside opening via scope. The second one is by a small incision, with the help of a laparoscope. And the last one is through a large incision. The best thing about G-tubes is that they can be easily changed at home as there is not any complicated procedure to change these. There are many different types of G-tubes depending upon the patient’s condition and the surgeon’s recommendation.

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