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G-Tube/G-Button

Children who need supplemental feedings or who have difficulty swallowing may have a gastrostomy tube (G-Tube) or gastrostomy button (G-Button) placed. This allows feeding to be given directly into the stomach. The G-Tube or G-Button is put into place during an upper GI endoscopy with the child under general anesthesia. The child is kept overnight following the procedure, and the family is taught how to use and care for the G-Tube or G-Button before going home.

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