What equipment is needed to perform a gastrostomy tube replacement?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Vikram Kate, MBBS, MS, PhD, FRCS, FACS, FACG, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FIMSA, MAMS, MASCRS, FFST(Ed)  more...
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Before G-tube replacement, gather the following items:

  • Gloves
  • Stethoscope
  • G-tube or Foley catheter
  • External bolster
  • Lubricant
  • Syringe that fits tube for air insufflation
  • Syringe that fits tube for saline inflation (if a balloon is involved)
  • Saline
  • Suture material
  • Needle driver
  • Scissors

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