Definition of Gastrostomy
Gastrostomy: A surgical opening into the stomach. A gastrostomy may be used for feeding, usually via a feeding tube called a gastrostomy tube. Feeding can also be done through a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube.
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012
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